Peterborough man faces domestic assault charge, head smashes police cruiser window

According to police, a Peterborough man allegedly assaulted a female and purposely smashed his head to break a police cruiser window. Peterborough Police Service

A Peterborough man is facing charges after a domestic incident Tuesday afternoon.

According to the Peterborough Police Service, around 1 p.m., police received several calls from witnesses about a disturbance at a residence in the area of Park and Sherbrooke streets.

Police say officers learned there had been a verbal argument that had escalated and the accused chased the female victim onto a neighbouring property.

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The 18-year-old man was arrested and charged with domestic assault.

Police say during the arrest, the man purposely banged his head off the back window of a police cruiser, causing the window to smash. He was treated at the scene by paramedics.

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He was additionally charged with mischief under $5,000.

The man is being held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court in Peterborough on Wednesday, police said.

His name is not being released to protect the identity of the victim.

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