Teen charged after alleged break in, car theft and pursuit in Dubbo – Operation Boa

Police have charged a teen with break and enter, car theft and pursuit offences after an arrest in Dubbo early this morning.

About 3.10am today (Saturday 22 June 2024), officers attached to Orana Mid-Western Police District attempted to stop a Mazda utility travelling on North Street, West Dubbo, due to reports the vehicle was driving dangerously.

When the driver allegedly failed to stop when directed by a fully marked police vehicle, a pursuit was initiated.

The pursuit continued until the utility stopped on Coolabah Street, Dubbo, where the driver allegedly attempted to flee the scene on foot.

Following investigations, officers, with assistance from members of the public, arrested a 17-year-old boy in the front yard of a nearby home.

During the arrest police allegedly located a knife, several fireworks and items believed to have been stolen from an earlier break and enter on the teen.

The 17-year-old was taken to Dubbo Police Station where he was charged with aggravated break and enter and commit serious indictable offence people there, break and enter house steal value less than $60,000, take and drive conveyance without consent of owner, police pursuit not stop drive dangerously, never licensed person drive vehicle on road, possess explosive in public place, custody of knife in public place and goods in personal custody suspected being stolen.

The teen was refused bail to appear before children’s court today.

Police will allege in court the 17-year-old had broken into a Dubbo home earlier Saturday morning, stealing keys to the Mazda utility and other items before fleeing in the stolen vehicle.

Investigations under Operation Boa continue.

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