Man charged with multiple offences

Facing court

ACT Policing’s Territory Targeting Team arrested a 26-year-old man yesterday (Thursday, 19 March 2020) following a series of serious offences in recent days.

On Tuesday, 10 March 2020, police attended a Rivett residence, in response to a report that a man was assaulting a woman in the front yard.

When police arrived, the man left the scene in a silver BMW. The BMW was confirmed as stolen and had stolen number plates affixed. Police will allege the man drove at a police vehicle during his escape.

The stolen BMW was discovered later that evening, on fire in Watson.

Yesterday, police received a report that the man had returned to the Rivett residence, and arrested him there.

The man is suspected to have been involved in a number of offences in the ACT since 10 March 2020 and investigations into these matters are continuing.

Today, he has been charged with six offences, including dangerous driving, use of an offensive weapon to hinder his own detention, interference with a marked police vehicle, failing to stop for police, not stopping to give assistance and breach of good behaviour obligations. 

He is expected to face the ACT Magistrates Court today where bail will be opposed.


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