Man Charged Following Pursuit and Crash – Bella Vista

A man has been charged following a pursuit and crash in Sydney’s west and north west yesterday.

Officers from Riverstone Police Area Command initiated a pursuit of a Renault SUV about 2.35am (Tuesday 17 May 2022), after the driver allegedly failed to stop when directed.

The vehicle was followed along Vardys Road onto Sunnyholt Road, then right onto Old Windsor Road towards Parramatta.

The pursuit was terminated when the SUV reached alleged speeds of 160 km/h in an 80 km/h marked zone along Old Windsor Road.

A short time later, the SUV continued down an off-ramp near the M7 – just past Norwest Boulevard – where a police vehicle was located, before the two vehicles collided.

A number of people got out of the SUV and allegedly ran from the scene; however, a 22-year-old woman was arrested nearby.

Two officers and the woman were assessed at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics; however, did not require treatment.

One of the officers – a male constable – attended hospital later in the day and is being treated for fractures to his sternum. He is expected to undergo surgery.

The woman was taken to Riverstone Police Station and released a short time later pending further investigations.

Following inquiries, police attended a commercial property on Elizabeth MacArthur Drive, Bella Vista, where a man had been detained by security guards after he was located in a pond on the grounds.

The 20-year-old man was taken to hospital for treatment before he was arrested and taken to Blacktown Police Station.

He was charged with enter inclosed land not prescribed premises without lawful excuse and be carried in conveyance taken w/o consent of owner.

An outstanding warrant was also executed, and the man was charged with larceny and two counts of dishonestly obtain financial advantage etc by deception.

He was refused bail and will appear at Blacktown Local Court today (Wednesday 18 May 2022).

Inquiries into the incident continue.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.


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