Arrests following weekend incidents

An 18-year-old man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Monday, 15 May 2023) following an incident in Belconnen over the weekend.

About 11.45am Sunday, 14 May, police allege the man attended a mobile phone shop in Belconnen Mall for the purposes of selling a mobile phone.

Checks by the store revealed the phone was stolen from the shop during a burglary on 23 January 2023.

Police arrived a short time later and arrested the man. He has been charged with unlawful possession of stolen property and breach of bail*. Investigations are continuing in relation to the original theft of the mobile phone.

Elsewhere over the weekend, a 20-year-old man was arrested for assaulting a frontline community service worker following an incident in the city.

About 3.45am on Sunday, 14 May, police were conducting mobile patrols on East Row in the City.

About this time, police allege the man threw a hamburger through the window of the moving, marked police vehicle, striking an officer, before fleeing on foot.

The man was arrested following a short foot pursuit. He was given bail (with no conditions) and is expected to face court later this month.

A 37-year-old woman was also arrested for assaulting police in a separate incident.

About 9.50pm on Friday, 12 May, police attended Forbes Street, Turner following reports of a disturbance.

While speaking with multiple people involved in the disturbance, the woman allegedly punched a police officer and subsequently resisted arrest.

She has been charged with assault a frontline community service worker and obstructing a territory public official. She is also expected to face court later this month.

*EDITOR’S NOTE: At this time, police do not allege the man is responsible for the theft of the phone on 23 January. 


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