Police chase chaos: Alleged stolen cars, drugs, assault and a list of charges as long as your arm in Orange

Matt Shrivell
The Nightly
Four people have been arrested after a high-speed pursuit in Orange.
Four people have been arrested after a high-speed pursuit in Orange. Credit: Whereis.

In a weekend of mayhem on the streets of country NSW four people have been taken into custody following high-speed pursuits, cars ramming fences, property raids and an assault after a teenager allegedly spat on police.

At about 9:30am on Sunday, officers attached to the Orana Police District were patrolling the Mitchell Highway, Geurie, when they located a stolen Holden Equinox being driven by a man with a male and female passenger.

Officers attempted to stop the vehicle under lights and sirens and a pursuit was initiated before being terminated due to safety concerns.

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A short time later, the vehicle was located on James Sheahan Drive, Orange, with two of the occupants seen entering a Toyota Rav 4 then being driven by a 33-year-old woman.

The four-wheel drive stopped in a car park on Anson Street, Orange, where the driver, a 30-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl were arrested.

Police then allege the 17-year-old girl spat on police during the arrest.

A 19-year-old man was arrested a short time later at a property on Sale Street, Orange and all four were taken to Orange Police Station.

The 33-year-old woman was issued with a court attendance notice for drive motor vehicle during disqualification period and is due to appear at Orange Local Court on Thursday 4 July 2024.

Police will allege the driver of the Equinox was the 30-year-old man. It will be further alleged that on Saturday he was approached by police whilst seated in the driver’s seat of a stolen car on Noreen Place, Orange, where he drove through two fences narrowly avoiding colliding with an officer.

The car had been reported stolen from March Street, Orange, the previous day.

When arrested the man was allegedly found to be in possession of a small amount of methyl-amphetamine and he was charged with four outstanding warrants along with ten other charges including:

  • Drive conveyance taken without consent of owner x 2
  • Drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous x 2
  • Use etc offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention etc
  • Take & drive conveyance without consent of owner
  • Be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner
  • Police pursuit - not stop - drive recklessly
  • Dishonestly obtain property by deception
  • Possess prohibited drug

It will be alleged that the 19-year-old man was involved in a break and enter on a mechanical workshop along Edward Street, Orange, on Thursday, June 6, where a motorbike was stolen and he was charged with eight offences including:

  • Aggravated break and enter etc in company steal $60,000
  • Take and drive conveyance without consent of owner
  • Motorbike rider (alone) not wear/secure fit approved helmet
  • Unlicensed for Class, Class C, R, LR or MR
  • Drive unregistered vehicle on road or road road-related area
  • Use uninsured motor vehicle on road
  • Be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner x 2

Both men were refused bail to appear at Dubbo Local Court today.

The 17-year-old girl was charged with being carried in conveyance taken without consent of the owner and assault police officer in execution of duty without actual bodily harm. She was also refused bail to appear at Parramatta Children’s Court today.

There were no reports of any person being seriously injured.

Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000

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