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Aboriginal weapon used in break-in
Aboriginal weapon used in break-in

A man allegedly tried to break into a house using an Aboriginal weapon in Newman overnight.

According to police, a father was outside his Prophecy Place home at 1.15am with his four-year-old son when a 27-year-old man approached and threatened him.

The resident ran inside his property with his son and sheltered with his wife before calling police.

The alleged offender ran up to the front of the house, smashed the flyscreen and a window.

Sen. Sgt Mark Mckenzie, of Newman Police, said the man used an Aboriginal weapon, know locally as a 'juna', to try and break his way into the home.

"It is a solid wooden block, used as a weapon," he said.

Police arrested the man before he was able to enter the house and charged him with criminal damage, possessing a weapon and threatening to injure.

Later in the morning, police were patrolling the streets of Newman when they saw a man allegedly stealing a car.

Police allege that about 3.30am the man was inside the vehicle on Armstrong Way, rolling it down a driveway and attempting to start it.

Officers apprehended the 18-year-old Newman man inside the car and charged him with attempting to steal a motor vehicle and possessing cannabis.

Sen. Sgt McKenzie said the man's arrest triggered an violent outburst from the man's family.

"As a result of charging him, his family was going off," he said.

Police charged two of the man's relatives - a 35-year-old woman and an 18-year old man - with disorderly conduct and took them into custody.

The four alleged offenders are expected to face court within the next month.