Charnwood man meets OC spray

By 31 July, 2011 14

ACT Policing has arrested a 27-year-old Charnwood man on burglary, theft and trespass charges after the alleged offender attempted to evade apprehension this afternoon (Saturday, July 30).

ACT Policing’s Crime Targeting Team had visited the man’s residence this afternoon to question him about property stolen from a burglary in Flynn earlier this month.

The offender was seen to flee from police by scaling several neighbourhood backyard fences. Ignoring repeated directions to stop and with his path being tracked by police, he finally ran to the rear window of a house and punched out the window glass to force his way inside.

Police entered the house by the front door and as the man continued to resist arrest, were required to use Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) spray to subdue the offender.

The alleged offender received cuts to his arms and chin from the window glass, and was required to undergo medical treatment. He was later conveyed to the ACT Watch House, where he was charged with a series of property offences, as well as damage to property. He is expected to face the ACT Magistrates Court on Monday.

[Courtesy ESA]

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14 Responses to Charnwood man meets OC spray
#1
mrjasperjones4:02 pm, 31 Jul 11

Interesting. I wonder where the term ‘Watch House’ came from and why it’s two words. Anyone with a clue or two?

#2
Watson5:06 pm, 31 Jul 11

A ‘parkour-ing’ burglar!

(Wikipedia tells me that a person practicing parkour is a traceur, but I figured few people would have got it if I called him ‘a thieving traceur’.)

#3
gospeedygo5:36 pm, 31 Jul 11

The next generation will evolve to be resistant to OC spray.

#4
mrjasperjones5:51 pm, 31 Jul 11

Watson said :

A ‘parkour-ing’ burglar!

(Wikipedia tells me that a person practicing parkour is a traceur, but I figured few people would have got it if I called him ‘a thieving traceur’.)

I for one are glad you spelt it out Watson. I could have mistaken you for a tosser! haha

#5
Stevian6:13 pm, 31 Jul 11

Watson said :

A ‘parkour-ing’ burglar!

(Wikipedia tells me that a person practicing parkour is a traceur, but I figured few people would have got it if I called him ‘a thieving traceur’.)

I don’t see parkour mentioned or even described. Where do you get that from?

#6
screaming banshee7:54 pm, 31 Jul 11

Your Mother’s a tracer!! [/banky]

#7
Gerry-Built9:54 pm, 31 Jul 11

screaming banshee said :

Your Mother’s a tracer!! [/banky]

There’s a Kevin Smith reference to everything, I reckon… ;-)

#8
Monster of the Deep12:00 am, 01 Aug 11

mrjasperjones said :

Interesting. I wonder where the term ‘Watch House’ came from and why it’s two words. Anyone with a clue or two?

Usually it’s formatted as either “watch-house” for an unspecified one, or “City Watch House” for a specific one. I can’t tell you why it’s called a watch-house in the first place though, as usually there’s not a lot of watching going on unless the detainee is a suicide risk.

#9
Special G9:03 am, 01 Aug 11

Watchhouse
Watch”house`\, n.; pl. Watchhouses. 1. A house in which a watch or guard is placed.

2. A place where persons under temporary arrest by the police of a city are kept; a police station; a lockup.

Police/guards etc used to be referred to as ‘the Watch’ hence the watch house.

#10
dpm10:01 am, 01 Aug 11

Wow, that would have been an interesting sight on a quiet Sat arvo!

Re:

gospeedygo said :

The next generation will evolve to be resistant to OC spray.

:-)

#11
Watson10:38 am, 01 Aug 11

Stevian said :

Watson said :

A ‘parkour-ing’ burglar!

(Wikipedia tells me that a person practicing parkour is a traceur, but I figured few people would have got it if I called him ‘a thieving traceur’.)

I don’t see parkour mentioned or even described. Where do you get that from?

The ‘scaling several neighbourhood backyard fences.’ just got my imagination going, that’s all…

#12
Chop711:14 pm, 01 Aug 11

Imagine how easy it would have been back in the 70s and 80s when Charnwood houses didn’t have fences. Doesn’t matter now that he has found new accommodation :)

#13
Jivrashia1:20 pm, 01 Aug 11

the man continued to resist arrest,

The correct term here is “he was kicking and screaming”, and the correct response to that is “turn out it’s light.”

Well, they almost got it right.

#14
mrjasperjones4:54 pm, 01 Aug 11

Special G said :

Watchhouse
Watch”house`\, n.; pl. Watchhouses. 1. A house in which a watch or guard is placed.

2. A place where persons under temporary arrest by the police of a city are kept; a police station; a lockup.

Police/guards etc used to be referred to as ‘the Watch’ hence the watch house.

OK so the key point is ‘temporary’. Otherwise it would be a gaol/jail I’d assume.

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