Police charge teen after pursuit – Brookvale

A teenage boy will appear in court tomorrow charged following a pursuit with police in a stolen vehicle on the Northern Beaches today.

About 10.50am (Tuesday 9 August 20220, officers from Northern Beaches Police Area Command attended a carpark off Chard Rd, Brookvale, following reports a Toyota Hilux – reportedly stolen from a Freshwater address last week – was parked with the driver asleep at the wheel.

When officers approached the vehicle on foot, the driver drove towards a constable, who took evasive action to avoid being struck.

The Hilux struck a marked police caged vehicle and drove off exiting the carpark on Winbourne Road, where it collided with a parked vehicle, before driving away.

Police patrolling the area located the Toyota on Carew Street, Dee Why, and a pursuit was initiated before being terminated a short time later due to safety concerns.

Following inquires, and with assistance from PolAir, the Toyota was located in the carpark of a business in Cross Street, Brookvale, about 11.30am, where the occupant, a 14-year-old boy, was arrested

He was taken to Manly Police Station where he has since been charged with use offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention, police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously, resist or hinder police officer in the execution of duty, steal motor vehicle, take & drive conveyance w/o consent of owner, Goods in personal custody suspected being stolen, use motor vehicle with unauthorised number plate affixed, and never licensed person drive vehicle on road.

Additionally, he was also charged with take & drive conveyance w/o consent of owner, not stop vehicle when directed to do so, never licensed person drive vehicle on road in relation to an incident at Young at the weekend.

The teen was refused bail to appear at a children’s court tomorrow (Wednesday 10 August 2022)

An officer was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics for minor lacerations sustained during the incident.

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