NSW police charge man with more than 25 property and traffic offences

A man will face court today charged following investigations into numerous property and traffic offences in the Hunter and Central Coast areas.

Officers from Lake Macquarie Police District have been conducting inquiries into a number of offences relating to break and enters, stolen motor vehicles, the theft of petrol and pursuits with police.

Following inquiries, police attempted to stop a Lexus – reportedly stolen from a Merewether home – at Charlestown about 3.30pm on Tuesday (26 April 2022); however, the vehicle failed to stop, and a pursuit was initiated before being terminated due to safety concerns.

Police monitored the Lexus as it travelled through Lambton, Broadmeadow, Waratah and surrounding suburbs until about 5pm when it was found abandoned at a shopping centre on Blue Gum Road at Jesmond.

The Lexus was seized and forensically examined.

Following inquiries, officers attached to Lake Macquarie, Newcastle City, Port Stephens-Hunter Police Districts and specialist resources attended a Morpeth café about 11am yesterday (Thursday 28 April 2022) and arrested a 21-year-old man.

He was charged with 26 property and traffic offences, and breach of bail.

The Wallsend man was refused bail to appear at Maitland Local Court today (Friday 29 April 2022).

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