Man wanted over Erina pursuit arrested

Police have charged the man wanted following a police pursuit in Erina,  which led to a five hour seige at Bateau Bay, after he was located in Kew today.

About 10.50am (Sunday 22 May 2016), police from Manning Great Lakes Highway Patrol stopped a vehicle in which a 25-year-old man was a passenger. 

Police will allege they observed the man earlier this month (11 May 2016) and attempted to stop him but he drove away. A pursuit was initiated and was terminated shortly afterwards due to safety concerns for the public.  

Police searched the man’s property and allegedly located a quantity of drugs, a loaded sawn off shotgun, a replica pistol and a suspected stolen motorcycle, which had a hidden cavity containing an amount of cash and drugs.

The following day, the search for the wanted man led officers to a house at Bateau Bay, which sparked a five hour seige.  He  was not located at the property, however another man was eventually  taken into custody but was later released without charge. 

The man was arrested today while travelling as a passenger in a vehicle on the Pacific Highway, Kew. 

He was taken to Port Macquarie Police Station where he was charged with drive while disqualified, Police pursuit not stop, possess prohibited drug (two counts) supply prohibited drug, goods in custody (two counts), possess shortened firearm, possess unregistered firearm and possess ammunition. 

He was bail refused to appear at Port Macquarie Local Court on Monday 23 May 2016.

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