Thursday, 26 April 2012

No bail for alleged Comanchero

alleged member of the Comanchero outlaw bikie gang did not apply for bail in a brief appearance in Wollongong Local Court today. North Wollongong man Steven Augoustou, 25, was arrested after a car was pulled over by police on Church St about 3am yesterday. When Augoustou was searched, the officer allegedly found a loaded handgun. Further searches allegedly revealed he was also carrying a large knife. Police will allege Augoustou is a member of the Comanchero outlaw motorcycle gang. The driver of the car, a 32-year-old woman, was also arrested after checks revealed her licence had been suspended. The pair was taken to Wollongong police station, and were interviewed by detectives. The woman was charged with driving with a suspended licence while the man was charged with possessing a gun in a public place, possessing an unauthorised pistol, possessing a gun with its serial number altered and possessing a knife in a public place. Augoustou did not apply for bail and it was formally refused this afternoon.

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