Police have charged a man after he was allegedly found driving a stolen vehicle while disqualified in Sydney’s west.
About 10.45pm yesterday (Wednesday 10 June 2020), officers from Traffic and Highway Patrol Command followed a suspected stolen Kia Cerato to a home on Heatherton Road, Shalvey.
Police spoke with the driver, a 26-year-old man, outside the home before searching the vehicle and seizing a knife.
Checks revealed the man was disqualified from driving until July 2020.
He was arrested and taken to Mount Druitt Police Station, where he was charged with five offences, including:
- Custody of knife in public place
- Enter enclosed land not prescribed premises and without law
- Take and drive conveyance without consent of owner
- Drive motor vehicle during disqualification period
- Breach of bail
Police will allege in court that the man stole the car from a home on Labella Crescent, Quakers Hill, on Thursday 28 May 2020.
He was refused bail to appear at Penrith Local Court today (Thursday 11 June 2020).