Evade Police – Balga

Just after midnight, Tuesday 15 September 2020, police were conducting patrols of Balga Avenue, Balga in a marked traffic vehicle when they observed a black Commodore with false registration plates.

It will be alleged, the vehicle sped off and police attempted to stop the vehicle, activating their emergency lights and sirens. It will be further alleged that the driver did not stop and accelerated away in a westerly direction on Princess Road.

The vehicle drove at speed through numerous residential back streets before it collided with the police vehicle on Finchley Avenue and kept driving.

Soon after, the vehicle collided with a front garage pillar of a home in Markham Way causing significant structural damage. The driver of the vehicle ran off from the scene.

DFES attended the scene to assist with the damage to the home.

Police arrested a man nearby, a short time later. A 29-year-old man from Maddington has been charged with Steal Motor Vehicle (Commodore). The investigation into the evade police incident is continuing.

He will appear before the Perth Magistrates Court today, 15 September 2020.

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