Mandurah Court: man pushed, threatened and struggled with a police officer

Mandurah Court: man pushed, threatened and struggled with a police officer

PUSHING, threatening and struggling with a police officer resulted in a $1200 fine for a man when he appeared in Mandurah Magistrates Court today.

Michael Gordon Dillon (47) pleaded guilty to assaulting a public officer.

Police prosecutor Tamara Read said police were called to a Yarloop house on another matter on November 11.

She said police told Dillon he would have to leave and they would give him a lift.

Senior Constable Read said when police told Dillon he would not be able to return for a period of time he became aggressive.

Dillon pushed an officer in the chest, causing the officer to stumble backwards.

Sen Const Read said Dillon threatened police and then struggled with them. During the struggle Dillon fell and an officer fell on top of him. The officer sustained a cut to the elbow.

Dillon’s lawyer said his client was a crane operator who had been tired at the time.

Magistrate Anne Longden described Dillon’s behaviour as terrible.

He was fined $1200 and was granted a spent conviction.