Jamie Peter Riseley
A young outlaw bikie gang associate who assaulted, threatened and verbally abused two police officers in Port Melbourne, has been spared a conviction.
Jamie Peter Riseley, 21, pleaded guilty to assaulting police, using threatening words in a public place, resisting arrest and possessing a controlled weapon before a Melbourne magistrate on Tuesday.
An unmarked police car was patrolling Bertie Street, Port Melbourne, near the clubhouse of the Mongols Outlaw Motorcycle Gang, when they encountered Riseley shortly after 2am on March 22, the Melbourne Magistrates Court heard.
Moments later police intercepted Riseley's vehicle on the corner of Plumber and Graham streets where he showered them with a barrage of abuse, including saying, "go f*** yourself" and "I'm going to kill you c****."
Riseley had swung his arms around and challenged police to a fight and continued to resist arrest even after being capsicum sprayed, the court heard.
One officer suffered "soreness to the forearm" and another a sore shoulder following the arrest.
Riseley had described the actions of the two police as "overzealous", his lawyer told the court.
On Tuesday, Riseley also pleaded guilty to riding a motorcycle without a licence in February, when he was intercepted with four "other motorcycle club associates", and again riding without a licence in relation to another road stop in April 2013.
Magistrate Franz Holzer sentenced Riseley to a corrections order involving 150 hours of labour to be served over 12 months, and remarked that police should not have to regularly face abuse from the public.
"They are not punching bags," he said.
Riseley's arrest in March had come two weeks after the Mongols' Port Melbourne clubhouse and a tattoo studio linked to the club were raided by police. Prominent Port Melbourne Mongol Mark Graham, who is linked to the Victims of Ink tattoo studio on Bay Street, was recently found guilty of attempted murder over a shooting at a crowded Queensland shopping centre, in which an innocent bystander and a bikie rival were injured.