Cop struck in bizarre Northern Suburbs arrest

September 28, 2022 6:40 am in by
Local News


Just after 7pm on Tuesday night, police were notified of a male person chasing a female with what appeared to be an edged weapon within the grounds of a School oval in the Northern Suburbs.

A Dog Operations Unit member was the first on scene, locating the male matching the description provided.

The male was apprehended and searched, with a tomahawk being located down the front of his shorts.

As the police officer went to seize the tomahawk, the male began to violently resist, a wrestle between him and the police officer occurred in which the male broke free and ran away.

Police dog Wedge was deployed, apprehending the male in the back yard of a residence.

The male occupant of the residence became aware something was occurring in his backyard and went outside.

The yard was dark and visibility was poor, the resident struck the officer causing him to come off the offender.

Northern Watch commander Sonia Kennon said once the resident realised he had stumbled upon a police arrest in his back yard, he was apologetic.

“The male was charged with various offences, including; Going Armed in Public, Resist Police in execution of his duty and Assault a member of the Police Force,” she said.

“The investigation into the assault of the female is ongoing.”