Woman To Face Court After Pursuit – Tweed/Byron

A woman will appear in Court after being charged with numerous offences following a police pursuit in the Tweed area last night.

On Wednesday 03 April 2024, a break, enter and steal offence occurred at Chinderah, where a Volkswagen Amarok was allegedly stolen. A short time later, police received a report the same vehicle was used to allegedly steal fuel from a petrol station at Mullumbimby.

On Thursday 4 April 2024, police attempted to stop the driver of the stolen Amarok at Brunswick Heads. When the driver failed to stop, police initiated a pursuit, which was later terminated due to safety concerns.

On Saturday 6 April 2024, two further police pursuits were initiated in the Tweed Heads sector.

In the second pursuit, around 10pm, police pursued the Amarok from Tweed Heads to Murwillumbah, where on Tumbulgum Road, the driver of the Amarok collided with a Hyundai Imax being driven in the opposite direction.

The driver of the Hyundai Imax, a 45-year-old woman, was trapped by confinement and treated at the scene by Ambulance Paramedics, before being taken to the Gold Coast University hospital for treatment for a fractured elbow and abrasions.

The driver of the Amarok allegedly fled the scene, entering the Tweed River at Tyalgah. Police established a perimeter, and a Sergeant commandeered a surfboard and paddled some 500 metres along the river and arrested a 24-year-old woman.

The woman was taken to Tweed Heads Police Station and charged with two outstanding warrant and seven offences;

  • Aggravated break and enter and commit serious indictable offence – people there at Chinderah on 3 April 2024
  • Steal motor vehicle at Chinderah on 3 April 2024
  • Dishonestly obtain property by deception at Mullumbimby on 4 April 2024
  • Police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously at Brunswick Heads on 4 April 2024
  • Police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously at Chinderah on 6 April 2024
  • Hinder or resist police officer in execution of duty at Murwillumbah on 6 April 2024
  • Drive whilst cancelled at Murwillumbah on 4 April 2024

She was refused bail to appear at Lismore Local Court today (Sunday 7 April 2024), where bail was formally refused, to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court on Monday 8 April 2024.

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