Two men will appear in court today after allegedly assaulting several police officers and an ambulance paramedic at Lugarno yesterday.
At about 3.30pm on Sunday, a man was on his boat at Lugarno Marina where he was talking with two men on jet skis.
The jet ski riders allegedly slapped the man on the back. They went to a nearby restaurant and also threatened the man from the balcony from where they were seated.
Botany Bay Water Police officer attempted to arrest one of the men when he became aggressive. The officer was allegedly pushed by the man.
As St George Police escorted the two men from the restaurant, one of the senior constables was punched in the face.
OC Spray was deployed and both men were arrested.
When ambulance paramedics arrived, one was spat on. The man also then spat on a police officer’s mouth and eyes as he was being placed into the police vehicle.
Both men were taken to St George Hospital, and one of the men arrested allegedly again spat on an officer in the face.
A 20-year-old Revesby man was charged with stalking/intimidation, four counts of assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest, assault, and affray.
A 20-year-old Bankstown man was charged with assault, affray, assaulting police, and wilfully obstructing an officer and resisting arrest.
Both men were refused bail to appear at Sutherland Local Court today.
Marine Area Commander, Superintendent Mark Hutchings said during the boating season the Marine Area Command officers, in operation with NSW Maritime, DTI Fisheries, and other NSW Police Force commands will be out in force.
“They will deal with antisocial activity on the water which will not be tolerated, and any behaviour of this nature will be dealt with accordingly,” he said.
“We will be taking a zero tolerance approach toward this type of behaviour and other criminal activity.
“The waterways are to be enjoyed by members of the public without the harassment and bullying of some individuals.”