Police charge three people after police pursuit – Newcastle PD

Three people have been charged following after a stolen vehicle was involved in police pursuit at Newcastle last night.

About 11pm (Thursday 9 April 2020), officers from Newcastle Police District noticed a Holden Commodore traveling at speed on Minmi Road, Minmi.

The vehicle had been reported stolen from an Ashtonfield home on Tuesday 7 April 2020.

A pursuit was initiated after the Holden failed to stop; however, it was terminated due to safety concerns.

With the assistance of Polair, the vehicle was monitored and was seen to stop on Hall Crescent in Tarro. The three occupants were seen to get out and run, hiding under a nearby house.

Officers located and arrested the trio before taking them to Waratah Police Station.

The driver, a man aged 21 from Broadmeadow, was charged with police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously and take and drive conveyance.

A 19-year-old passenger, from Evans Head, was charged with being carried in a conveyance and breaching his bail.

Both men will appear in Newcastle Bail Court today (Friday 10 April 2020).

A 16-year-old male passenger, from Blackalls Park, was also charged with being carried in a conveyance and breaching his bail.

He will appear in a children’s court today (Friday 10 April 2020).

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