Man charged after allegedly stolen vehicle used in hit and run - Port Macquarie

Thursday, 20 April 2023 04:39:44 PM

A man has been charged after an allegedly stolen vehicle was used in a hit and run at Port Macquarie on Tuesday.

About 8.40pm on Tuesday 18 April 2023, emergency services were called to the intersection of Ocean Drive and Gordon Avenue, Port Macquarie, following reports of a crash.

At the scene, police were told that an SUV and utility collided in the intersection before the utility allegedly fled the scene.

The sole occupant of the SUV, an 18-year-old woman, was able to exit the vehicle with minor injuries.

A short time later, police were patrolling John Oxley Drive, Port Macquarie, when they attempted to stop a black Isuzu D-MAX utility vehicle with no registration plates.

When the vehicle allegedly failed to stop, a pursuit was initiated; however, was terminated a short time later due to the manner of driving.

Following inquiries, a search warrant was executed at a Port Macquarie address yesterday (Wednesday 19 April 2023).

At the scene, police seized an allegedly stolen Isuzu D-Max utility, which they will allege was involved in the incidents.

Following further inquiries, police stopped a vehicle on Hastings River Drive, Port Macquarie, about 9.30am today (Thursday 20 April 2023).

A 33-year-old man was arrested at the scene and taken to Port Macquarie Police Station where he was charged with four counts of goods suspected stolen in/on premises, receive/dispose stolen property and drive motor vehicle during disqualification period.

He was refused bail to appear before Port Macquarie Local Court tomorrow (Friday 21 April 2023).

Inquiries continue.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.