Trio charged after evade in alleged stolen vehicle in Abbotsford

Three people have been charged as part of Operation Trinity after allegedly evading police throughout Melbourne’s north-west this morning.

Trinity officers noticed an allegedly stolen Mazda CX3 near Plenty Road, Bundoora about 2.40am.

It is alleged the car took off and with the assistance of Air Wing, tyre deflation devices were successfully used on Hoddle Street, Abbotsford.

The car turned in Langridge Street and two men and a woman fled from the vehicle before they were quickly arrested.

A 23-year-old Lalor woman and a 33-year-old McLeod man have been charged with theft of motor vehicle and possessing a drug of dependence.

They have been bailed to appear at the Melbourne Magistrates’ court on 3 October.

A 34-year-old McLeod man has been charged with theft of motor vehicle and bailed to appear at the Melbourne Magistrates’ court on 15 August.

It is alleged that the vehicle was stolen from an address in Bellfield on 25 May.

Operation Trinity, which runs every single night until dawn is Victoria Police’s most well-resourced frontline policing operation at present.

There are 70 additional police rostered each night, on top of existing patrols.

This includes frontline officers, Highway Patrol members, the Dog Squad, Public Order Response Team, and Air Wing.

As a result of this intense focus, police have made over 1,400 arrests relating to burglaries and car thefts – with the overwhelming majority of these offenders’ children. A further 2300 night shift arrests have also been made for other criminal offending due to the strong police presence as part of Operation Trinity.

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