An Albion Park man has been granted bail despite allegations he breached a domestic violence order by turning up at his ex's home and trying to force his way inside.
Under a two-year apprehended domestic violence order issued by a Wollongong magistrate on March 17, Raymond Price was prevented from going within 100 metres of the woman's address or workplace.
But police allege the 30-year-old attended the woman's address in the early hours of Saturday morning, messaging her on Instagram: "I'm outside, let me in, I'll be good, let me in".
According to a police account, the woman initially ignored the messages and later responded, "leave me alone, go away".
Price is accused of climbing onto the woman's first-storey balcony that afternoon, banging and yelling on the locked glass sliding door.
Police will allege Price was heard threatening to kick the door in and was attempting to force the door open.
Police allege they saw Price on the balcony when they arrived. Police documents describe him then laying flat on the balcony, allegedly trying to hide from attending officers.
The officers ran upstairs and arrested Price, who was carrying a black backpack at the time.
Police will allege they found prescription medication and a bag of a crystal substance inside, and that Price admitted, "it's ice, crystal meth, it's mine for my own personal use".
Price was charged with possessing a prohibited drug and contravening an apprehended violence order.
In Wollongong Local Court on Monday, Price vowed to abide by court orders if he was released on bail.
"If I do get bail, I won't contact her or go there at all," he said.
Police prosecutor David Weaver opposed bail.
"I note that he has served custodial sentences in the past. That doesn't appear to have put him off reoffending," he said.
Price has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from previous encounters with the woman. Those matters, and those now before the court, return to court on May 20.
Magistrate Claire Girotto agreed to release Price on bail in the meantime. He must abide by strict conditions, including thrice-weekly reporting to police, and a curfew.
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