Big Win for Operation Toric


A 34-year-old man has faced the weekend sitting of the A.C.T. Magistrates court to face multiple charges after he allegedly stole a vehicle, assaulted his partner, damaged her property, fled the scene and rammed a police vehicle.

The man, who was recently released from prison and was subject to a good behavior order, has been charged with 32 offences.

On Friday 24 February 2023, after receiving reports of a significant family violence incident, members from Operation TORIC located the man believed to be responsible in a Theodore car park. When officers attempted to apprehend the man, he allegedly rammed a police vehicle (rendering it undrivable) and fled the scene.

The vehicle the man was driving was located a short time later, having collided with a light pole in Chisholm.

Officers were then alerted by a member of the public that a man had entered a home and stolen a knife. Police then received multiple reports of the man running through local backyards.

The man was located attempting to steal another vehicle and officers deployed their tasers during his arrest.

His charges include two counts of common assault, recklessly inflicting actual bodily harm, reckless threats to inflict grievous bodily harm, three counts of damaging property, two counts failing to stop motor vehicle for police, two counts driving while disqualified, aggravated common assault, aggravated intentional threat to inflict GBH, three counts of aggravated damage property to property not exceeding $5000, aggravated dangerous driving, driving under influence of liquor, unlawfully trespassing on a premises in the territory, two counts of burglary, attempted theft, two counts of theft, possessing a drug of dependence, driving a motor vehicle without consent, damaging a police vehicle, driving motor vehicle without consent, possessing an offensive weapon with intent and breaching his good behaviour order.

The man’s arrest required a significant police response with officers from general duties, proactive intervention and diversion team, rural patrol and Operation TORIC.

If you are a victim of family violence or believe someone you know is the victim of family violence, you can contact police on 131 444, triple zero (000) for emergencies or attend any police station.

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