Police lay charges after man spat in face of two officers – Cranebrook

A man has been charged over allegedly spitting on two police officers following an arrest for domestic violence-related offences in Sydney’s west.

About 5.15pm yesterday (Sunday 10 May 2020), officers from Nepean Police Area Command – assisted by the Public Order and Riot Squad, and the Dog Unit – attended a home in Beacroft Place, Cranebrook, as part of investigations into an alleged domestic-related incident the day earlier.

The occupant, a 24-year-old man, allegedly ran onto the roof of the property and commenced jumping on the roofs of nearby houses.

Police will allege in court that the man picked up tiles on the roof and threw them at responding officers.

A short time later, the man came down and was arrested before he was taken to Penrith Police Station.

It will further be alleged that, as the man was being taken into the police station, he spat in the face of a senior constable and a constable.

The man was charged with 11 offences, including:

• two counts of assault officer in execution of duty,

• resist officer in execution of duty,

• throw missile at police officer executing duty,

• three counts of destroy or damage property,

• stalk/intimidate intend fear physical etc harm (domestic),

• use carriage service to menace/harass/offend,

• contravene prohibition/restriction in AVO (domestic), and

• use offensive language in/near public place/school.

He was also served a Court Attendance Notice for police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously, and never licensed person drive vehicle on road.

Police will allege in court that the man was involved in a police pursuit in South Windsor on Tuesday 21 April 2020.

The Cranebrook man was refused bail to appear at Penrith Local Court today (Monday 11 May 2020).

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