Sunday, May 19, 2024

Police spikes mark end of the road for recidivist offender

Police have put an end to an alleged prolific offender’s actions after catching up with him in Helensville overnight.

Waitematā North Area Prevention Manager, Senior Sergeant Roger Small says Police responded to reports of a Holden Rodeo travelling north with stolen plates on State Highway 1 around 11pm on Wednesday night.

“Police enquiries established the plates were linked to an earlier burglary incident,” said Snr Sgt Small.

“As the vehicle exited the motorway at Silverdale, Police signalled for the vehicle to stop, however it failed  to do so and allegedly fled the area at speed.”

Police units elected not to pursue and Eagle responded to the area to provide information on the vehicle’s whereabouts.

“The vehicle travelled through Helensville and was observed to be travelling at excessive speeds,” Snr Sgt Small said. 

“It is also alleged the vehicle was driving in a dangerous manner, and often crossed the centre line.”

Police successfully deployed spikes and the vehicle eventually came to a stop and was abandoned before the driver attempted to leave the area on foot.

“The driver ran through several rural properties before he was arrested by Police.”

The 40-year-old man is due to appear in the North Shore District Court today on charges relating to this incident, including dangerous driving and failing to stop.

He is also due to appear on charges relating to previous incidents, including burglary, theft, and unlawfully takes motor vehicle.

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