Charges laid after pursuit of stolen vehicle in state's central north
Friday, 10 February 2023 03:10:51 PM
A man has been charged with several offences after multiple pursuits of a stolen vehicle in the state’s north.
About 8.35pm on Wednesday 8 February 2023, officers attached to Orana Mid-Western Police District were notified that a white Toyota Landcruiser had been stolen from Dubbo.
About 10.30pm that day, officers attached to Central North Police District were notified that a man was allegedly attempting to steal fuel from a rural property near Walgett.
Police commenced a pursuit of the vehicle which was terminated a short time later due to the dangerous manner of driving.
About 11pm, a second pursuit was initiated by police in Lightning Ridge, which was also terminated.
Following inquiries, about 9am yesterday (Thursday 9 February), police in Lightning Ridge arrested a 22-year-old man after a foot pursuit.
The man was taken to Walgett Police Station and charged with the following offences:
- Police pursuit – not stop – drive at speed – two counts
- Resist or hinder police officer in the execution of duty
- Steal motor vehicle
- Take and drive conveyance without consent of owner
- Drive motor vehicle while licence suspended
- Three arrest warrants executed
He was refused bail to appear at Lightning Ridge Local Court on Tuesday 14 February 2023.