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‘Stolen Holden’ stops at carwash

... 'before driving into a brick wall'.


An allegedly stolen Commodore stopped at a Morley carwash yesterday before allegedly running two cars off the road and being driven into a brick wall.

Police spokesman Samuel Dinnison said that about 4:45pm police received information about an alleged burglary at a house in Light Street, Dianella.

Mr Dinnison said a blue Holden Commodore was allegedly stolen from the house.

About 6:50pm detectives saw the Commodore leave a car wash on the corner of Walter Road East and Beechboro Road North in Morley.

An attempt was made to stop the car, but police allege the driver failed to stop.

Mr Dinnison said that on Morley Drive the driver allegedly tried to motor between two vehicles that were driving side by side. There wasn’t enough room and both vehicles were allegedly struck.

The crash caused one of the vehicles, a Toyota Rav4, to hit the front porch of a house.

The house and Rav4 were damaged, but the driver and passenger were not injured.

The second vehicle, a Toyota Yaris, came to a stop on the median island. The Yaris driver was not injured.

Mr Dinnison said the Commodore hit a brick wall at another house, and two vehicles parked nearby were damaged by the resulting debris.

The driver of the Commodore allegedly tried to run from the scene, but he was unable to jump a fence as he had a broken arm.

He was arrested, and an ambulance was called.

The driver was taken to Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.

Several items linked to the burglary were allegedly found in the driver’s possession.

A 19-year-old Ballajura man has been charged with:

–          ‘burglary and commit’;

–          stealing;

–          ‘gains benefit by fraud’;

–          ‘endanger life, health or safety of any person’;

–          two counts of failing to stop;

–          two counts of reckless driving;

–          failing to stop after property damage; and

–          two counts of ‘no authority to drive’.

He was refused bail and is due to appear in Perth Magistrates Court today.

Because the man is in hospital, Mr Dinnison expects the court appearance will be via a bedside hearing.

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