Watch House Sergeant spat on by offender


An ACT Policing Watch House Sergeant has allegedly been spat on by a 44-year-old woman who was arrested with two others at a residence in Pearce. 

About 10.30am yesterday (Thursday, 15 September 2022), officers conducting routine patrols located a stolen vehicle at a residence in Pearce.  

Police were granted entry by the occupants of the residence and located a 42-year-old man who had a warrant out for his arrest for failing to return to the Alexander Maconochie Centre therefore breaching his bail. 

A woman at the property was also arrested on grounds of a first instant warrant. 

The duo, who had barricaded themselves in a bedroom, with claims they were armed, were subsequently arrested following a short negotiation.  

During arrest, police located a third man in another room who was subject to a first instant warrant – he was then arrested by police.  

The 42-year-old man was arrested for breach of bail while the 44-year-old woman and 25-year-old man were arrested on a first instant warrant.  

When transported to the watch house, the woman became increasingly agitated and violent before allegedly spitting on the Watch House Sergeant.  

All three faced the ACT Magistrates Court today (16 September 2022). The officer on duty required a new uniform and may be required to undergo testing for communicable diseases.  

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