Man charged following pursuit – Lake Macquarie

A man has been charged with several serious offences after a police pursuit with a stolen car in the Lake Macquarie region.

About 9.15am today (Thursday 7 November 2019), police were patrolling Dora Street, Morisset, when they observed a vehicle with two different registration plates.

Police pulled the vehicle over, however a short time later it drove off again and a pursuit was initiated.

The pursuit continued to Lake Munmorah, where it was terminated due to safety concerns.

Police were informed that the vehicle entered a fire trail between Nords Wharf and Gwandalan.

The vehicle was located a short time later and monitored from a distance.

After the car stopped out the front of a home in Narara, police attended and arrested a 34-year-old man.

During a search of the man’s bag, police allegedly located an amount of methamphetamine, a knife, a key to the allegedly stolen vehicle, and a Range Rover key.

A search of the home police located further allegedly stolen items, and a spring assisted knife.

The man was taken to Toronto Police Station and charged with aggravated break and enter dwelling in company, break and enter, drive conveyance taken without consent of owner, unlawfully possess number plates (x2), drive motor vehicle during disqualification period (2nd offence), police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously (2nd offence), and possess or use a prohibited weapon without permit.

He was refused bail to appear at Gosford Local Court tomorrow (Friday 8 November 2019).

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