Protective Services Officers have used capsicum spray to subdue a 16-year-old Romsey boy who became aggressive towards them on Monday night.
While on routine patrol of the Sunbury Railway Station car park at about 9.30pm, the PSOs noticed three suspicious males and recognised one of them as a person of interest for an earlier theft at Foodwords in Caroline Springs.
The teenager refused a request for his personal details before allegedly spitting at the officers and becoming aggressive.
He was arrested and subdued with capsicum spray, but continued to lash out while being handcuffed.
Police from Sunbury and the transit safety division came to assist.
The 16-year-old was taken back to Moonee Ponds where he was charged with theft, assaulting PSOs, resisting arrest, possessing a prohibited weapon, possessing graffiti implements and handling stolen goods.
He was bailed to appear at a children’s court at a later date.
The PSOs were not injured during the incident and are in good spirits.