Two Further Teens Charged After Pursuits At Newcastle

Two teenagers will face court today charged following pursuits with police in the Newcastle area overnight.

Early on Wednesday (27 March 2024), a Porsche Cayenne and Audi A5 were allegedly stolen from a home in Valentine.

Since this time, the stolen vehicles were involved in a number of pursuits with police in the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Port Stephens areas.

On Thursday (28 March 2024), the Audi was recovered after a pursuit at Heatherbrae and a 17-year-old boy was charged. He remains before the courts.

About 11.30pm last night, the Porsche was seen travelling on Main Road, Glendale and a pursuit was initiated; however, it was terminated shortly after due to safety concerns.

The vehicle was monitored by PolAir travelling through local streets in the Newcastle area.

Road spikes were successfully deployed on Main Road, Glendale, deflating two tyres.

A pursuit was again initiated before the Porsche came to a stop on Portland Drive, Cameron Park.

The passenger, a 16-year-old boy, was arrested with the assistance of PolAir after fleeing into nearby bushland.

The driver, also aged 16, was also arrested.

They were taken to Waratah Police Station where the driver was charged with police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously, never licensed person drive vehicle on road, and drive conveyance taken without consent of owner.

He was also charged with two counts of attempted aggravated break and enter dwelling in company – steal, enter building/land with intent commit indictable offence, larceny, and breach of bail.

The passenger was charged with be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner.

They were both refused bail to appear at Parramatta Children’s Court today (Saturday 30 March 2024).

/Public Release. View in full here.