UPDATED, October 4: A Portland man charged with burglary and trespassing at his neighbour's place is yet to appear in court due to medical reasons.
The 57-year-old man was arrested at the weekend after he was allegedly located by police inside a Smith Street property and armed with a knife.
He was subsequently charged with possessing a weapon (the knife), possession of what is believed to be cannabis, breaching an intervention order, burglary and trespass.
The man was expected to appear in court on Monday, and then Tuesday, but Natasha Jayasuriya, of Victoria Legal Aid, said he had been hospitalised in Melbourne.
She said the man was suffering "acute physical health issues" and urged the court on Tuesday to adjourn the accused man's case until Friday.
The adjournment was granted and the man will appear in court on that day.
Earlier, October 2: A Portland man armed with a knife has been caught inside his neighbour's home despite an intervention order being in place.
Portland police Sergeant Dan Lehmann said an incident happened involving the 57-year-old man in Smith Street, just west of the Portland central business district.
He said about 7pm Saturday it was reported to police that a man was in his neighbour's after he was seen entering the property.
"There was a call to Triple Zero (000), police members attended and the man was found inside his neighbour's unit," he said.
"There was no one home at the time and the man was arrested and transported back to the Portland police station where he was interviewed."
Sergeant Lehmann said the man was charged with possessing a weapon (the knife), possession of what is believed to be cannabis, breaching an intervention order, burglary and trespass.
The 57-year-old has been remanded in custody and is expected to appear in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court on Monday for a bail/remand hearing.
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