Four youths charged following pursuit in Dubbo

Friday, 21 April 2023 01:17:12 PM

Four youths will face court today following an alleged vehicle theft and subsequent pursuit yesterday.

About 10.30am yesterday (Thursday 20 April 2023), officers attached to Orana Mid-Western Police District attempted to stop a Toyota Fortuner on Armstrong Crescent at Dubbo, due to its manner of driving.

The Toyota failed to stop and a pursuit was initiated; however, was terminated due to safety concerns.

Checks revealed the Toyota was reportedly stolen from a Dubbo residence early that morning and was involved in a prior pursuit around 3am.

Following inquiries, the vehicle was located abandoned in Tink Avenue, South Dubbo, about 1pm. The vehicle was seized for forensic examination.

Police established a perimeter to search the area and a short time later four youths were arrested and taken to Dubbo Police Station.

A 16-year-old boy was charged with robbery armed with offensive weapon, drive conveyance taken without consent of owner, police pursuit - not stop - drive dangerously, use offensive weapon in company to prevent detention, destroy or damage property and breach of bail.

A 15-year-old boy was charged with be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner and four outstanding arrest warrants were executed for motor vehicle, assault and firearm related offences.

A 17 and 12-year-old boy were both charged with breach of bail.

All four boys were refused bail to appear at a children’s court today (Friday 21 April 2023).

Youth Command have deployed a number of youth engagement officers (YLO) to further support Dubbo over the coming weeks with youth engagement at the PCYC, Youth Justice Centre and local schools.