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Officer injured while making arrest, loaded pistol seized – Bogangar

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Two men have been charged after a police officer was injured while making an arrest in Bogangar between Hastings Point and Casuarina.

About 9.45am on Sunday, 2 June, officers attached to the Tweed/Byron Police District attended a location on Forest Oak Crescent, Bogangar where they located a Toyota Hilux, which had allegedly been stolen from an address in Queensland hours earlier.

As police were organising for the vehicle to be towed, a 26-year-old man allegedly became aggressive towards police.

While police were attempting to arrest the man, he is alleged to have bitten an officer on the arm.

A second man – aged 29 – is alleged to have used a Ford Ranger to drive towards the police officer as the arrest was being made, before leaving the scene.

The 26-year-old man was eventually arrested, with assistance from a member of the public, and was taken to Tweed Valley Hospital under police guard.

Following a search of the vehicle, police located and seized cable tie handcuffs, a loaded pistol, an amount of ammunition and a two-way radio.

Upon his release from hospital, the 26-year-old man was taken to Tweed Heads Police Station, where he was charged with eight offences, including:

  • Receive etc property stolen outside NSW >$15,000
  • Destroy or damage property
  • Assault police officer in execution of duty cause actual bodily harm
  • Hinder or resist police officer in the execution of duty
  • Possess or use a prohibited weapon without permit
  • Possess unregistered unauthorised pistol in public place
  • Possess loaded firrarm public place
  • Possess ammunition without holding licence/permit

He has been refused bail to appear before Tweed Heads Local Court on Tuesday, 11 June, 2024.

Following inquiries, the 29-year-old man was arrested at Denman Court, Cudgen and was taken to Tweed Heads Police Station.

He was charged with receive etc property stolen outside NSW >$15000, use etc offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention etc,drive recklessly/ furiously or speed/manner dangerous, possess prohibited drug and breach bail

He was refused bail to appear before Tweed Heads Local Court on Tuesday 11 June 2024.

The injured police officer was taken to hospital for treatment and has since been released.


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