An officer was injured last night during an arrest of a 25 year old subject. Officers were dispatched to a “suspicious person” call on Kensington Parkway shortly after 11:00 pm. The complainant contacted police to report a male carrying bolt cutters walking around bike racks in front of an apartment building. Several officers were dispatched to the area. The first officer to arrive engaged in a brief foot pursuit catching the subject at the entrance to an apartment building. In the process of the arrest the officer received a large laceration to the top of his skull. The subject continued to resist until more officers arrived. A search incident to arrest led to the discovery of a homemade “stun gun”.
The male was wanted on a warrant from the Ottawa Police Service for failing to attend court. The 25 year old has been charged with possession of a prohibited weapon, carrying concealed weapon, resist arrest and possession of break and enter tools.
The officer was transported to the Brockville General Hospital where he received several staples to close the injury on his head.