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Boys aged 14 and 16 among those charged after police pursuit in Orange

February 16, 2023

Orange police Station. Copyright: Orange News Examiner.

By Peter Holmes

Two teenage boys and a man aged 20 have been charged after a pursuit in an allegedly stolen car in Orange yesterday.

Just before 5am yesterday (Wednesday February 15, 2023), officers attached to Orana Mid-Western Police District were notified that a grey Nissan Navara had been stolen from Dubbo.

"About 7.30am that day, officers attached to Macquarie Traffic and Highway Patrol attempted to stop the suspected stolen vehicle at Leeds Parade, Orange," said NSW police.

"Police engaged in a pursuit after the vehicle failed to stop; however, was soon terminated due to the dangerous manner of driving."

Shortly afterwards, the Navara was located abandoned on Kurim Avenue, Orange.

Police commenced a search of the area and arrested three males nearby.

NSW Ambulance paramedics treated a 16-year-old boy for intoxication before taking him to Orange Health Service for observations, while a 20-year-old man and 14-year-old boy were taken to Orange Police Station.

"The 20-year-old was charged with police pursuit - not stop - drive dangerously, drive conveyance taken without consent of owner, drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous, learner not accompanied by driver/police officer/tester, learner driver not display "L" plates as prescribed, class A m/v exceed speed > 45 km/h, to appear in Orange Local Court on Thursday 30 March 2023," said police.

The 14-year-old was charged with take and drive conveyance without consent of owner, being carried in conveyance and goods in custody suspected of being stolen, to appear in a Children’s Court today.

The 16-year-old has since been released from hospital and has been charged with be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner, and goods in personal custody suspected being stolen, to appear in a Children’s court today.

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