Wanted man gives police false names

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Nicolette BarbasHarvey-Waroona Reporter

A 33-year-old man from Cooloongup appeared in Bunbury Magistrates court last Tuesday after spending two years on the run with multiple warrants.

On April 29, Waroona police intercepted a car being driven by a suspended driver.

The wanted man was a passenger of the vehicle and was allegedly in possession of drugs and refused to comply with police.

Waroona police Sen. Const. Chris Mackay said the man gave a false name on two separate occasions.

“On the first initial stop the man gave us a false name, then around 10 minutes later when we found out the first details were false he was asked again to give his personal details and gave us another false name,” Sen. Const. Mackay said.

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“At that point the man was arrested in relation to drug possession and conveyed back to the station and about half an hour later the police established his details.”

The man was charged with two counts of giving a false name, two breaches of bail for not appearing in two different courts in Perth and possession of drugs and cannabis and will remain in custody until May 16, when he is due to appear in court.

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