Police have been involved in a violent struggle with a man, while making an arrest at Gateshead this morning.
The 22 year old from Mayfield is accused of stealing a 4WD from a garage in Belmont North at around 5am.
He allegedly then broke into cars and stole property in Jewells and Valentine.
Police later spotted the 4WD parked in a driveway in Willow Road at Gateshead just before 8am.
As officers approached the car the man tried to flee, however he stalled the vehicle.
It's claimed he assaulted officers as they took him into custody.
He's facing several serious charges.