Police make arrest after stolen vehicle used in incidents

Regional Investigations Unit detectives targeting significant volume crime offences as part of Operation Heat Shield, have arrested a 31-year-old woman.

During the afternoon of 31 January 2020, a Holden Commodore was stolen from Clifton Street, Mount Lawley.

Just before 9.30pm on 3 February 2020, the stolen Holden Commodore was sighted by police driving behind the vehicle along the Kwinana Freeway and onto Mill Point Road in South Perth.

The driver of the stolen Commodore pulled over and it is alleged as a police officer approached the vehicle on foot, the driver accelerated heavily, before conducting a U-turn.

The police vehicle with emergency lights and sirens utilised, followed the Holden until it drove through a red traffic control light onto the Kwinana Freeway.

About 11.35pm on 3 February 2020, the stolen Commodore was sighted by police and a tyre deflation device was deployed in Fremantle. The Commodore drove over a tyre deflation device but unfortunately it did not stop the vehicle.

Yesterday, 4 February 2020 detectives located the stolen vehicle and the woman at a residence on Guildford Road in Mount Lawley.

The 31-year-old woman from Mount Lawley has been charged with:-

• Four counts of No Authority to Drive (never held);

• Two counts of Reckless Driving to Escape Pursuit by police;

• Two counts of Driver of a Vehicle Failed to Comply with a Direction to Stop (circumstance of aggravation); and

• One count of Steal Motor Vehicle to use without the Consent of the Owner.

She is due to appear before the Perth Magistrates Court today, 5 February 2020.

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