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.
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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.