Police Charge Man After Arson And Vehicle Damage

Police have charged a man following multiple incidents in Coburg North and Glenroy yesterday.

It is alleged the agitated man threw items at staff, causing damage to a glass window, at a motor inn on Sydney Road in Coburg North about 6.40am on Saturday 24 February.

Later in the day, officers were called when it’s believed the same man approached paramedics when they were responding to an incident at Post Office Place in Glenroy about 12.30pm.

It is understood a verbal altercation occurred between the man and the paramedics, before the paramedics retreated away from the ambulance.

Police will allege the man damaged the ambulance and scratched into the bonnet.

The man then attended a payphone in Sydney Road, near Spry Street, in Coburg North and tried to set it on fire before he allegedly lit a fire in a skip bin nearby.

Police arrested the 40-year-old man at the corner of Sydney and Boundary roads shortly after.

He has been charged with criminal damage (arson), criminal damage and commit indictable offence whilst on bail.

The man, of no fixed address, has been remanded in custody to appear before Broadmeadows Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 26 February.

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