A 17-year-old is expected to face the ACT Children’s Court today (22 October) over a series of property damage offences.
Police allege that between 6:30 pm and 9:00 pm last night, the teen used a silver baseball bat to damage several vehicles on Chandler Street in Belconnen before damaging a restaurant window on Emu Bank.
At about 9:10 pm, police attended the area and were advised by witnesses that the teen had fled to John Knight Memorial Park.
A short time later, he was apprehended in the park following a short foot pursuit, during which a Conductive Electrical Weapon (aka, a taser) was deployed.
The teen has been charged with five counts of property damage and one count of possession of a thing with intent to damage.