ACT Policing has arrested a 31-year-old Kaleen man after he assaulted a police officer following multiple burglaries in the inner south early this morning (Monday, May 20).
After receiving multiple calls to burglaries earlier in the night at about 4.47am police were called to an alleged burglary at an apartment in Kingston.
A woman woke up to a male standing beside her bed and chased him out of the apartment. She later discovered a number of items missing and contacted police.
A man matching the description of the offender was seen by officers entering Telopea Park. An officer chased the man through the park and apprehended him.
During the struggle the offender struck the officer in the face with a log. The officer suffered minor injuries during the assault and was taken to The Canberra Hospital.
[Courtesy ACT Policing]