Two men charged with allegedly impersonating police officers have faced Port Macquarie Local Court.
The pair appeared in court on Thursday, February 7.
Dean Jason Leard, 25, of Pacific Drive Port Macquarie, and 28-year-old Richard Allen Williams of Palmview Place fronted the court before Magistrate J Price.
Leard, who was aged 24 years at the time of the alleged incidents, was charged with stealing from a person an amount less than $2000, common assault and impersonating a police officer.
Those incidents allegedly took place on November 25.
Leard pleaded not guilty to all three charges and is on conditional bail.
Bail conditions include reporting to police daily; to continue to reside at his given address, not to contact witnesses involved in the matter, and adhering to a curfew between 7pm and 7am.
Williams’ bail conditions include reporting to police daily and remaining at his home between 7pm and 7am each day.
Williams is charged with stealing under $2000 from a person and impersonating a police officer – relating to an incident alleged on November 25 – and having goods in personal custody suspected of being stolen, goods suspected of being stolen, possession of ammunition without holding a licence or permit, possessing a prohibited drug, possessing an unauthorised firearm and possessing and/or use of a prohibited weapon – relating to incidents on November 26.
Williams has pleaded not guilty to all charges.
Magistrate Price adjourned the matters against Leard to reappear on February 20 while Williams had his matters adjourned to May 21, 2019.
Both will appear in Port Macquarie Local Court.