A probationary constable, who’s been on the job for six months, has captured a known offender after scaling a fence in a foot pursuit.
Police were patrolling East Dubbo when they received information about a 37-year-old man wanted on outstanding warrants about 3pm on Sunday.
An Orana Mid-Western Police District probationary constable attended a premises on Luna Avenue, spoke to the occupants and sighted the male inside.
“Upon seeing police he has run through the rear door and jumped the back fence,” Orana Mid-Western crime coordinator sergeant Jill Gibson said.
The constable chased the person on foot and scaled the fence after him.
“He was located hiding under a tree and police arrested him, however, he managed to break free and run out a gate onto eagle avenue where he was apprehended by police,” Sgt. Gibson said.
“He has turned violent towards police and the constable was alone at this stage and the man was a short spray of capsicum spray and taken to the ground.”
The man was taken to Dubbo Police Station and charged with a number of stealing offences, an outstanding warrant and for resisting an officer in execution of their duty.
The foot pursuit and arrest was all captured on body-worn video camera.
“We are very proud of the actions of the constable,” Sgt. Gibson said.
“The probationary constable has an excellent track record for foot pursuits and his athletic ability, this is not the first time he has been known to scale fences in pursuit of offenders.”
The arrest was part of on-going police proactivity on the weekend.
Sergeant Gibson said among other police activity they conducted 68 person searches, six vehicle searches, 10 move-on’s and apprehended domestic violence order checks and bail compliance checks.
“These statistics along with the crime data for the weekend show that police are targeting the right areas and the right people at the right times,” she said.