A Hamilton youth on bail for assaulting an emergency services worker while armed with a large hunting knife has been arrested over the theft of half a pack of cigarettes.
A Warrnambool police sergeant said it was alleged the 16-year-old stole the cigarettes and a lighter from a Hamilton pizza shop on June 29.
"That complaint led to police making inquiries and checking the youth, who was on bail, was at home during his curfew hours. He was not," he said.
"Another check was made at the weekend. He was again not home and he was arrested on Sunday. He has been held in custody overnight Sunday.
"A search located the packet of about 15 cigarettes and the backpack the youth was wearing at the time he offended.
"He's been charged with theft and range of charges relating to breaching his bail."
At the time of the offending the youth was on bail for grabbing an emergency services worker by the neck while armed with a 10-centimetre long hunting knife.
He appeared in a court on Monday and was released on bail with conditions he not use drugs and abide by a curfew.
He will appear in court again in August.