Teenager to appear in court charged with assault and weapons offences

UPDATE: 1.30pm: A WARRNAMBOOL teenager who took an axe to a front door and fence before allegedly assaulting a woman has been remanded in custody.

​Thomas Coolwell, 19, of Laverock Road, was arrested late Friday and remanded in custody by a bail justice to appear in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court on Monday.

He has been charged with causing criminal damage and unlawful assault.

When he appeared in court, Mr Coolwell did not apply for bail and his case was adjourned for further hearing in the Portland Magistrate Court on January 16.

He indicated he would plead guilty to the charges and would be represented by a Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service solicitor.

Magistrate Cynthia Toose noted that Mr Coolwell’s custody management issues included withdrawing from the use of methyl amphetamine – ice.

Police claim Me Coolwell smashed fence palings with an axe causing $400 damage and then the front door of a home before he was involved in an incident with a woman.

Earlier: A WARRNAMBOOL teenager who took an axe to a front door and fence before allegedly assaulting a woman will appear in court on Monday.

Warrnambool police Sergeant Greg Cressall said the 19-year-old was arrested late Friday and remanded in custody by a bail justice to appear in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court on Monday.

He has been charged with assault and weapons offences.

Police claim the man smashed fence palings with an axe and then the front door of a home before he was involved in an incident with a woman.

"It was a very serious incident," Sergeant Cressall said.