Five youths charged after police pursuit at Newcastle

Five teens have been charged following a police pursuit through Newcastle today.

About 3.30am (Saturday 7 October 2023), officers attached to Newcastle City Police District were patrolling the Mayfield area when they attempted to stop a Toyota SUV travelling on Maitland Road, due to the driver’s manner of driving.

The Toyota allegedly failed to stop, and a pursuit was initiated with the car travelling through local streets before it reached Wilsons Road, Windale, where it crashed into the kerb, deflating a tyre.

The significantly damaged Toyota stopped in Mayfield West, where the driver and four passengers attempted to flee on foot.

All five teenagers, aged between 13 and 17, were arrested at the scene and taken to Newcastle and Waratah Police Stations.

The driver, aged 16, was charged with aggravated break and enter commit serious indictable offence, take and drive conveyance without consent of owner, police pursuit not stop drive dangerously and goods in personal custody suspected being stolen.

A 17-year-old male passenger was charged with be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner and face blackened and disguised with intent to commit indictable offence.

Two male passengers aged 13 and 17, and a 16-year-old girl were all charged with be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner.

Police will allege in court the Toyota was stolen following the break in of a home at Eleebana prior to the pursuit with police.

They were all granted strict conditional bail to appear before children’s court, with the girl to appear on Monday 16 October 2023 and four boys to appear on Monday 30 October 2023.

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