Police Charge Teens After Pursuit At Raymond Terrace

Two teenagers have been charged over alleged driving and property offences following a pursuit near Newcastle.

About 9:20pm yesterday (Sunday 9 June 2024), officers attached to Raymond Terrace Highway Patrol were patrolling Mount Hall Road, Raymond Terrace, when they located a white Toyota Corolla which had been reported stolen.

Police attempted to stop the vehicle, however when it allegedly failed to stop as directed, a pursuit was initiated.

Road spikes were successfully deployed, and the vehicle was found a short time later abandoned on Platt Street, Waratah.

The male driver, aged 15, and passengers, a male, aged 18, and female, aged 13, were arrested and taken to Waratah Police Station.

The 15-yer-old was charged with take and drive conveyance without consent of owner, never licensed person drive vehicle on road, Class A motor vehicle exceed speed > 10 km/h and police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously.

He was refused bail to appear before a Children’s Court today (Monday 10 June 2024).

The 18-year-old was charged with Be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner.

He was refused bail and appeared in Newcastle Local Court today (Monday 10 June 2024), where he was given conditional bail to appear before Raymond Terrace Local Court on Monday 1 July 2024.

The 13-year-old girl will be dealt with under the Young Offenders Act.

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.

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