Bega police allegedly threatened with metal picket

A MAN is due to appear in court on Monday charged after allegedly breaking into a home in Bega and threatening the occupant with a star picket.

Police were called to a home in Union St shortly before 2.30am on Sunday, responding to reports of a person being on the premises.

When police arrived, a man allegedly threatened them with a metal star picket on two occasions before police deployed a Taser and arrested him.

A knife was seized when the man was searched before he was taken to Bega Police Station where he was charged with:

• Aggravated break, enter and steal, and commit serious indictable offence;

• Assault police (two counts);

• Armed with intent; and,

• Custody of a knife in a public place.

He was refused bail to appear at the Batemans Bay Local Court on Monday.

Police are urging anyone with information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page www.police.nsw.gov.au.

Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. 

Police remind people they should not report crime information via Facebook or Twitter pages.

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