Geraldton police arrest and charge boy, 15, with stealing car and spitting on, trying to headbutt officer

Jessica MoroneyMidwest Times
A police officer was allegedly assaulted during an arrest.
Camera IconA police officer was allegedly assaulted during an arrest. Credit: Jessica Moroney/RegionalHUB

A 15-year-old boy will face court over serious charges after he allegedly stole a motor vehicle and attempted to headbutt and spit on an officer during the arrest.

Police say the teenager was arrested on Friday, July 15, after he allegedly stole a white Toyota Kluger from a Waggrakine home on Yarraman Road.

When the juvenile was arrested in the Spalding area, acting officer-in-charge Sen. Sgt Adrian Geary said the boy attempted to headbutt a police officer and then spat on them.

“Spitting on someone is a horrible act,” he said.

The vehicle was recovered and the boy was remanded in custody and was due to face the Geraldton Children’s Court on Tuesday.

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He was charged with burglary, stealing a motor vehicle and assaulting a police officer.

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