A 32-YEAR-OLD man and 31-year-old woman have been fined after leaving their South Kempsey homes without a reasonable excuse - despite being warned by police.
Just before 11am on Sunday, the pair were observed by officers from Mid North Coast Police District to have left their homes without reasonable excuse.
Police issued a warning to both to return to their homes.
Later, at about 1.45pm, police observed the man and woman in a vehicle nearby.
When asked by officers why they had not complied with direction, the man advised police they were 'bored'. Both were issued with $1000 penalty infringement notices (PINs).
Police have issued another 15 COVID-19 related PINs in the past day.
- About 1am on Sunday, police from Blue Mountains Police Area Command were called to the old Queen Victoria Hospital at Wentworth Falls after two men were sighted on CCTV trespassing on the premises. Police spoke with a 35-year-old man and a 28-year-old man, who were both issued infringements for trespass and failing to comply with noticed direction.
- On Sunday, March 22, a 65-year-old woman returned to Sydney on a flight from Indonesia and was given a direction to self-isolate at home. About 3pm last Tuesday, officers from Coffs/Clarence Police District received information the woman had entered a shopping centre at Grafton. Two hours later, at about 5pm, police located the woman in her car. She told officers she had been to seven separate retail stores that day, including the supermarket. The woman was directed to return home immediately and was issued with a $1000 PIN.
- About 2.15am on Sunday, officers from South Coast Police District were conducting patrols of the North Nowra area when they located a vehicle parked near bushland. As police approached, four women were sighted in the vehicle, including three who were lying down in the back seat. The women told police they had been at a party but had been asked to leave. They were each issued with a $1000 PIN.