Three people have been charged after a police operation at Speers Point over the weekend.
The operation began about 10.30pm Saturday, when officers from Lake Macquarie Police District went to speak to a man at a home in Quarry Road, Speers Point.
When the man allegedly refused to leave the building – and made a number of threats – police established a perimeter and began negotiations.
Shortly after 8am today Sunday, the 41-year-old man was taken into custody by specialist police.
Two women, aged 40 and 29, were also arrested at the time.
The man was taken to John Hunter Hospital before being taken to Belmont Police Station and charged with detain person with intent to obtain advantage (x2), assault actual bodily harm, steal motor vehicle, take and drive conveyance without consent of owner, drive conveyance without consent of owner, use offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention, and drive whilst disqualified.
The 40-year-old woman was charged with detain person with intent to obtain advantage (x2), steal motor vehicle, and take and drive conveyance without consent of owner.
The 29-year-old woman was charged with larceny.
All three were bail refused to appear at Newcastle Local Court today.