Three people were arrested and charged and investigations continue, after a crash involving a stolen car at West Gosford overnight.
Concerned members of the public contacted police about 11.50pm, regarding a black Mitsubishi Challenger SUV allegedly driving without lights in the Gosford area.
Shortly afterwards, officers from Brisbane Water Local Area Command sighted the car travelling south on Manns Road, West Gosford.
When the car was at traffic lights, officers activated their emergency lights and siren to stop it.
The driver of the Mitsubishi allegedly failed to stop and drove off towards Kariong. The officers did not initiate a pursuit of the vehicle.
The allegedly stolen Mitsubishi was located a short time later, crashed into a barrier on the Central Coast Highway.
Three males allegedly ran from the scene into nearby bushland and a 19-year-old woman was arrested in the vehicle.
Following a search with the assistance of the Dog Unit, a 19-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy were arrested a short time later; however a third male fled the scene.
All three were taken to Gosford Police Station and charged.
A 19-year-old man was charged with steal motor vehicle, being carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner, cruelty to animals (for allegedly kicking a police dog during the arrest), and a previous aggravated break and enter offence.
A 15-year-old boy was charged with being carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner and breach of bail.
A 19-year-old woman was charged with being carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner, breach of bail and a previous stealing offence.
All three were refused bail with the man and the woman to appear at Gosford Local Court today, and the boy due to appear at a Children’s Court today as well.
Investigations are continuing.