A wanted Framlingham man who has been charged with threatening to shoot a police officer has been released on bail by a magistrate.
Jason Clark, 44, successfully applied for bail in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court on Thursday afternoon.
Police have been trying to locate Mr Clark recently in relation to a burglary and theft in Camperdown during November last year and the theft of a Honda CRV worth $20,000 in February.
It's alleged he was actively avoiding police and was not keen to be arrested.
Police attended at a Mitchell Street address in Cobden on Wednesday about 2pm.
It's alleged Mr Clark threatened to shoot a police officer while he had a hand down his pants intimating he had possession of a firearm.
Mr Clark has been charged with eight offences including burglary, theft, theft of a vehicle, unlicensed driving, threatening to inflict serious injury, assaulting an emergency worker on duty and resisting an emergency worker on duty.
Police strongly opposed bail telling the magistrate Mr Clark had 33 pages of criminal history, involving 260 individual charges dating back to 1991.
In the past he has on nine occasions failed to answer bail, has 14 convictions for committing offences while on bail and has breached his bail conditions 19 times.
But, in a stunning decision, Mr Clark was released on bail until a further hearing on October 11 with strict conditions.
In a separate case, a 25-year-old east Warrnambool man has been arrested, interviewed, charged with the theft of a car and bailed to appear in Warrnambool court on October 18.
He's been charged with burglary and theft in relation to the theft of a Volkswagen Tiguan worth $15,000 during May.
It's alleged the accused located keys in a home and then stole the vehicle.
He's also been charged with handling stolen goods which relate to a yellow motorcycle helmet.
Police are still trying to locate the owner of the yellow motorcycle helmet after the accused made admissions to stealing it.
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