Griffith police have charged a man with stealing cars and assaulting a police officer.
On September 9, a blue Mazda CX-3 was stolen from a Marcus Street address in Griffith, and a number of transactions were allegedly made using a bank card taken from the car the days following.
On October 28, a Mitsubishi Triton ute was stolen from a Griffith depot before it was later recovered from nearby bushland.
Murrumbidgee Police District officers began an investigation following the two incidents, and on October 30 a 27-year-old woman was arrested in connection with the theft of the Triton ute. She remains before the courts.
Further inquiries led police to attend a home in Griffith on November 6 where they saw a 26-year-old man attempting to flee through a window.
As police arrested the man, the 26-year-old punched a male Senior Constable in the face, before assaulting a female Senior Constable.
The injuries were minor and neither officer required hospital treatment.
The 26-year-old man was taken to Griffith police station where he was charged with dishonestly obtaining financial advantage by deception, two charges of driving a vehicle without the consent of owner, driving a motor vehicle while licence suspended, resisting a police officer and assaulting a police officer.
He was refused bail on November 6 before appearing at Wagga Local Court.