Police make arrest after weekend pursuit in northern suburbs, South Australia

A man has been arrested following a pursuit with a stolen car over the long weekend.

Just after 2am on Saturday 3 October, patrols spotted a stolen Holden sedan on Winzor Street at Salisbury with stolen number plates attached and two occupants. Patrols followed the car for a short distance until the male driver sped off along McCormack Crescent where police commenced a brief pursuit before terminating.

Then just after 4am today (Monday 5 October), patrols located the same stolen Holden with the same stolen plates, abandoned in Wildwood Street at Paralowie. Police were alerted to sounds of someone running on the roof of nearby units, jumping fences and smashing glass. Cordons were set up and a short time later, a man was spotted running out of a unit. He was apprehended after a short foot chase and identified as the same driver from the two nights ago.

Investigations uncovered a window to a unit had been smashed and another unit had been broken into.

The 33-year-old of no fixed address was taken to the Lyell McEwin Hospital with a hand injury and is expected to be later charged with trespass, property damage, engage in police pursuit and illegal use of a motor vehicle.

The Holden sedan and number plates were stolen from Parafield Gardens and Paralowie respectively, back in September.

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