Alex man remanded

23:50, Sep 04 2013

A 25-year-old Alexandra man who assaulted police and tried to run away after being arrested for breaking into a house has been remanded in custody after appearing in the Dunedin District Court yesterday.

Police were called to a house in Centennial Ave about 10pm on Tuesday by an occupant of the house after the man broke in.

Police found the man at a nearby house.

As he was being arrested, he began to lash out and pushed an officer before running off.

A short chase ensued and police were able to catch him.

The man was charged with burglary, assaulting police and escaping custody.

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