Police arrest man in Braybrook after speeding off from police

A man suspected of being involved in a number of residential burglaries in Oak Park and Glenroy over the last month was arrested by police in Braybrook this morning.

Patrolling units first spotted the man, driving a silver Audi in an erratic manner and at speed, in Widford Street in Glenroy about 12am.

The car, which was of interest to police in relation to the recent burglaries, speed off from police before it was again sighted in West Street.

The Airwing assisted police units on the ground to follow the car before a pursuit was initiated for a short time in Maidstone.

Officers lost sight of the car before a dog squad unit noticed the car in Cranwell Street Braybrook.

The Oak Park man who ran from the vehicle was pursued by dog squad officers across Pennell Reserve, where he ran into the arms of waiting police.

The dumped car was found full of allegedly stolen items including designer handbags, weapons, cash, shot gun ammunition and alleged drugs believed to be cocaine, ecstasy and methylamphetamine.

The 31-year-old man is expected to be charged with evade police, drive in a manner dangerous, reckless conduct endangering life, possess prohibited weapon, handle stolen goods and possess drug of dependence.

He will appear at Broadmeadows Magistrates’ Court later today.

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