Victoria Police members from the Altona North Police Station were forced to use capsicum spray in arresting four teenage girls after an altercation at Logan Reserve in Altona on Thursday night.
Officers responded to reports of a fight at the public park on Pier Street just after 7pm and on arrival found a large number of people gathered in the area, including four girls who were found to be behaving in an offensive manner.
One of the girls tried to flee and was subsequently arrested while the other three girls proceeded to become involved in an altercation with police, with officers using capsicum spray to subdue the girls before they were also arrested.
An 18-year-old Point Cook woman charged with theft and commit indictable offence while on bail. She was charged and bailed to appear at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court in February next year.
Two 17-year-old girls, one from Braybrook, the other from Bundoora, were both cautioned for resisting police. A 17-year-old Tarneit girl is also expected to be charged on summons with resisting police and offensive behaviour.
The Hobsons Bay summer policing team is currently targeting antisocial behaviour around Williamstown and Altona beaches until mid-March, with another police operation running concurrently to conduct checks in and around late-night licensed venues.