Three people were arrested and charged and investigations continue, after a crash involving a stolen car at West Gosford on October 24.
Concerned members of the public contacted police about 11:50pm, regarding a black Mitsubishi Challenger SUV allegedly driving without lights in the Gosford area.
Shortly afterwards, officers from Brisbane Water Local Area Command saw the car travelling south on Manns Rd, West Gosford.
When the car was at traffic lights, officers activated their emergency lights and siren to stop it.
The driver of the Mitsubishi allegedly failed to stop and drove off towards Kariong.
The officers did not initiate a pursuit of the vehicle.
The allegedly stolen Mitsubishi was located a short time later, crashed into a barrier on the Central Coast Highway.
Three males ran from the scene into nearby bushland and a 19-year-old woman was arrested in the vehicle.
Following a search with the assistance of the Dog Unit, a 19-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy were arrested a short time later.
However, a third male fled the scene.
All three were taken to Gosford Police Station and charged.
A 19-year-old man was charged with stealing a motor vehicle, being carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner, cruelty to animals (for allegedly kicking a police dog during the arrest), and a previous aggravated break and enter offence.
A 15-year-old boy was charged with being carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner and breach of bail.
A 19-year-old woman was charged with being carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner, breach of bail and a previous stealing offence.
The man and the woman were to appear at Gosford Local Court on Wednesday, October 25, and the boy was due to appear at a Children’s Court on the same day.
Investigations are continuing.
Media release, Oct 25
NSW Police Media