A 14-year-old boy is in custody at Manly Police Station this afternoon after it is alleged he drove towards a police officer in Brookvale in a stolen vehicle.
Police confirmed that just before 11am today, 9 August, officers from Northern Beaches Police Area Command attended a carpark off Chard Rd Brookvale following reports a Toyota Hilux – reportedly stolen from a Freshwater address last week – was parked with the driver asleep at the wheel.
When officers approached the vehicle on foot, the driver is alleged to have driven towards a constable, who took “evasive action to avoid being struck”.
The Hilux struck a marked police vehicle and drove off exiting the carpark on Winbourne Road, where it collided with a vehicle, before driving away.
Police patrolling the area located the Toyota and a pursuit was initiated before being terminated a short time later due to safety concerns.
Following inquiries, and with assistance from PolAir, the Toyota was located in the carpark of a business in Cross Street, Brookvale, about 11.30am, police report.
The 14-year-old boy was arrested and taken to Manly Police Station. He has since been charged with: use offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention, police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously, resist or hinder police officer in the execution of duty, steal motor vehicle, take and drive conveyance w/o consent of owner, goods in personal custody suspected being stolen, use motor vehicle with unauthorised number plate affixed, and never licensed person drive vehicle on road.
Additionally, he was also charged with take anddrive conveyance w/o consent of owner, not stop vehicle when directed to do so, and never licensed person drive vehicle on road in relation to an incident at Young at the weekend.
The teen was refused bail to appear at a children’s court tomorrow (Wednesday 10 August 2022)
An officer was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics for minor lacerations sustained during the incident.