Man arrested over crime spree from Nambucca Heads to Port Macquarie

Image: File pic NSW Police
Image: File pic NSW Police

Last night PolAir, a Dog Unit and Police Strike Force Pillapai officers arrested and charged a man with a string of offences including break and enters and vehicle thefts on the Mid North Coast after a dramatic chase.

The alleged crime spree occurred last weekend with property offences from Nambucca Heads to Port Macquarie.

At 10.30pm last night police went to a house in South Kempsey where they attempted to arrest a wanted man.

The 24-year-old Port Macquarie man allegedly jumped a fence and officers gave chase on foot.

Police said the man was found hiding in a bedroom of a house in South Kempsey where it is alleged he struggled with officers before running from the house and into the backyard where he was arrested by other police.

He was taken to Kempsey Police Station and charged with aggravated break, enter and steal, vehicle theft, two counts of assault, breach of bail, attempted break and enter, escape lawful custody, enter and steal, driving without a licence, assaulting police and resisting arrest.

The man was refused bail and appeared in Port Macquarie Local Court today.

He was remanded in custody and will reappear at Port Macquarie Local Court on Monday.

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