An argument on a Gymea street in the early hours of the morning led to two men being charged and a woman cautioned.
Charges include breaching "stay at home" rules, stealing and resisting arrest.
A police spokesman said, about 3am on Wednesday, officers responded to reports three people were arguing on Kingsway at Gymea.
"As police arrived, two men - aged 18 and 21 - ran from the location and were located nearby hiding behind a parked car," the spokesman said.
"The men and a woman were unable to provide a reasonable excuse for being out.
"When an officer identified one of the men as being wanted for a recent stealing offence, he allegedly ran from the area, pursued on foot by police, who arrested him after a short struggle near Gymea Railway Station.
"The 21-year-old man was taken to Sutherland Police Station and charged with resist officer in the execution of duty and larceny.
"He has been refused bail to appear at Central Local Court today (Thursday).
"Checks revealed the 18-year-old man had previously received numerous warnings and was issued with a Court Attendance Notice for not comply with noticed direction re s 7/8/9 - COVID-19.
"He is due to appear at Sutherland Local Court on Wednesday July 29.
"The 22-year-old woman was given a warning for the breach of the Ministerial Directions."