Arrest after incidents in the Lancelin area, WA

Northam Detectives have charged a 36-year-old man as a result of their investigation into several incidents that occurred around the Lancelin area yesterday afternoon (14 November 2018).

It is alleged around 1.10pm, the man slashed the tyres of a vehicle parked on Indian Ocean Drive near Caraban Road in Caraban, WA Police say.

It is also alleged the man then travelled to the home of a person known to him on Ocean Farm Drive in Nilgen, where he set fire to a room which was destroyed before being extinguished.

A short time later the man was sighted by police driving a Holden Commodore along Ocean Farm Drive. It is alleged the driver did not stop for police when requested to do so and accelerated away from them.

The man was later apprehended at roadhouse on Dewar Road in Gingin.

The 36-year-old man from Bunbury has been charged with:-

•Driver of a Vehicle Failed to Comply with a Direction Stop (Circumstance of aggravation);

•Reckless Driving to Escape Pursuit y Police;

•No Authority to Drive;

•Criminal Damage by Fire; and

•Breach of Police Order.

He is due to appear before the Perth Magistrates court today, 15 November 2018.

The investigation is ongoing and detectives urge anyone with any information relating to the above incidents, to call Crime Stoppers.

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