Male Damages Police Vehicle

At 8:00pm on Tuesday 17 February 2015 police were called to an address on Chapman Valley Road, Waggrakine.

Police attended the address and had cause to arrest a male. The male was escorted by police to the secure police vehicle at which point it will be alleged, he became violent and resistant.

It will be alleged, the male began yelling and punching his head as well as the side of the police vehicle. The male refused to stop his behaviour and escalated becoming increasingly violent, obstructing police in the course of their duty.

The male was eventually secured in the pod, where it will also be alleged, he continued his violent and aggressive behaviour, kicking against the pod door. He pulled on the perspex lining of the inner side right door until he managed to rip it in half, causing permanent damage and rendering the police vehicle unserviceable.

The 27 year old male from Waggrakine was conveyed to Geraldton Police Station and charged with obstruct public officer, criminal damage, 2 x breach of bail and 2 x breach violence restraining order. He will face Geraldton Magistrates Court this morning, 18 February 2015.