Man and teen charged following break-in, pursuit in NSW

A man and a teenage boy who were arrested after a pursuit in Wagga Wagga yesterday have been charged with numerous offences.

About 9.45am yesterday, officers responded to an alleged break-in at a house on Brooklyn Drive, Bourkelands.

On arrival, officers saw the man and the teen ride away from the scene on a trail bike.


Police sighted the pair again on the trail bike in Moorong where a pursuit was called.

The pursuit was terminated a short time later in nearby Ashmont due to public safety concerns.

With the assistance of the public, the pair were sighted again in Fox Street, Wagga Wagga, where they ran off after striking a police car.

The man and teen were arrested nearby with the assistance of the Dog Unit.

A backpack containing alleged stolen goods and housebreaking implements was located in a nearby building and a search of the man also located alleged housebreaking implements.

The 22-year-old man and 15-year-old boy were taken to Wagga Wagga Police Station.

The 22-year-old man was charged with four outstanding warrants, as well as 17 other charges including aggravated break enter, and steal; steal motor vehicle; police pursuit; possess housebreaking implements; assault police, and resist arrest.

He has been refused bail to appear in Wagga Wagga Local Court today (Thursday 5 November 2015).

The 15-year-old boy was charged with six offences including four counts of aggravated break, enter and steal; possess housebreaking implements; and be carried in conveyance.

He has also been refused bail to appear in a Children’s Court today.