The man who allegedly sent a Napier sportsground into lockdown last year can now be named.

Jamie Trevor McColl, 44, appeared in the Napier District Court via audio-visual link, in front of Judge Tony Adeane, over an incident on December 10 that put Park Island sports grounds into lockdown for about an hour.

He is yet to enter a plea.

McColl was granted interim name suppression at a court appearance in December, but this lapsed.


In December he was charged with intending to commit grievous bodily harm with a firearm, and discharging a firearm with reckless disregard.

He was also charged with using a firearm to burgle, entering a building without authority and taking a car which was someone else's property, in relation to the incident. He has been remanded until February 5.

At his Wednesday court appearance, he also had four charges of wilful trespass and one of shoplifting.

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McColl was arrested on December 10 around 8pm, after he allegedly aimed a firearm at police at the Park Island sportsground.

The sportsground was in lockdown for roughly an hour.

The day after the lockdown, police said they believed the incident was linked to a previous incident in Greenmeadows, where shots were fired at gas cylinders at a property on Bowling Rd.