Two teens charged following pursuit in stolen cars – Orange

Two teens will face court charged following an investigation into a pursuit in stolen cars in the state’s central west over the weekend.

About 1.30am on Friday (29 March 2024), entry was forced into a home on Hallaran Way, Orange, where keys, and a Ford Ranger were allegedly stolen.

An hour later the group of youths returned to the same home and allegedly stole a Holden Acadia.

About 6.10am the same day, police attempted to stop the Holden Acadia – driving in tandem with the Ford Ranger – after sighting it on Bathurst Road, Orange.

When it failed to stop, a pursuit was initiated and was terminated a short time later due to losing sight.

About 8.30am the Ford Ranger was located in a paddock behind Raines Place, Orange, and the Holden Acadia was located abandoned in Simpson Place, Orange, about 5.30pm.

Both cars were seized for forensic examination.

Following inquiries, about 8.55pm on Saturday (30 March 2024), police attended a home in Orange and arrested a 17-year-old girl.

About 9pm, police attended another home in Orange and arrested a 15-year-old boy. During the arrest he allegedly threatened a Senior Constable.

The were both taken to Orange Police Station.

The girl was charged with aggravated enter dwelling with intent – knowing people there, two counts of take and drive conveyance without consent of owner, and never licensed person drive vehicle on road.

The boy was charged with be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner, and Intimidate police officer in execution of duty without actual bodily harm.

The pair appeared at a children’s court on Sunday (31 March 2024), where they were formally refused bail to appear at another children’s court on Monday 8 April 2024.

Inquiries are continuing.

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