A LANGWARRIN man appeared at Frankston Magistrates’ Court last week charged with 60 offences following an incident in Langwarrin in which two police officers were allegedly assaulted.
The most serious charge was assaulting police, with the others including theft of a motor car, handling stolen goods, as well as drug and bail offences.
No application for bail was made and the 40-year-old was further remanded to reappear next month. He had earlier been arrested at Mont Albert, along with a 47-year-old man and a 41-year-old woman, who arrived there in a stolen car, and whom police believe are “associates”.
The second man was charged with theft of a motor car, handling stolen goods, possessing the proceeds of crime and traffic offences. He was remanded to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court last week. The woman was expected to be charged on summons with theft of a motor car, handling stolen goods, possessing the proceeds of crime and drug offences.
Prior to the arrests police had been patrolling the Langwarrin area when they spotted an unoccupied stolen car on Aqueduct Road. They allege a man and a woman approached them and attempted to get into the car.
In a fight a female officer was allegedly punched in the face. Police also allege the man attempted to grab a police handgun while “threatening to kill officers and encouraged his counterpart to get into the car and run the members over”.
Police arrested a 41-year-old Langwarrin woman at the scene, but the man ran off. She has been charged with reckless conduct, resisting police, theft of a car, possessing a dangerous article, possessing a drug and other charges. She was bailed to appear at Frankston Magistrates’ Court on 22 November.
First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 22 June 2021