Being late Saturday, I'm unsure where to turn to as all the legal places are closed in my area until Monday. A very close friend of my daughter...his father is what you class as a charmer, extreme drugs user, alcohol, abusive to son, paranoid, etc. Whenever someone else is around, he is all please and sir and tries to look all innocent and be a victim. When he does not get his own way or the law is not watching, he instantly turns abusive and threatens violence and lives. A couple of nights ago, he assaulted his son who called me for help. Whilst on the phone, his father was screaming abuse and kicking him out the house saying never return. He then attacked his son and the phone was broken. I went straight around to get the son and found them both on the street. The son had packed a bag and the father had wrestled it from him saying he could take nothing (the bag contained clothes for school the next day). The father then threatened mine and my daughter's life, so I said I was calling the police. He immediately calmed down but demanded I leave the son to walk the streets all night. I refused (that area was not safe) and eventually managed to get an alternative location I could take the son to for the night. (The only way to ensure my and my daughter's safety was to promise not to take him to my place). Since then, the father has called the location where the son is over 100 times per day screaming abuse if the call is picked up. The police have now become involved and the son is refusing to go home. The police took the son around to collect all his belongings from the father's house this afternoon. This includes a boat, ute, computer, table, chair, and clothes. The son grabbed his clothes but the father physically stopped him from taking anything else. The son asked the police to help, showing papers of ownership, but they refused, saying they could not get involved. My question is this: the father is refusing to allow the son his boat, ute and computer (or at minimum hard drives). If the police do no see this as theft or are refusing to intervene, what can the son do under Property Law? What property rights does the son have now to enter the property to retrieve his items? If he waits until Monday these items will disappear from the property. We are not talking $1,000 items, the PC and ute are both worth around $5,000 ea and the boat 70K.