Teen charged after police officer spat on

St. Thomas police headquarters on Caso Crossing. (File photo by Miranda Chant, Blackburn News)

A 17-year-old is facing charges for allegedly assaulting a St. Thomas police officer who was trying to bust up a family dispute.

Police were called to a home late on Tuesday night.

When officers arrived, they found a teenager outside who was said to be “intoxicated and belligerent.” During their interaction with the teen, an officer was spat on.

The teen was arrested and charged with assaulting a police officer.