Five charged after stolen car pursuit
FIVE people have been charged after a pursuit involving a stolen car in Tweed Heads South on Tuesday morning.
About 2am, police received reports of a car being driven dangerously through Tweed Heads.
After a number of patrols, police were not able to locate the car.
About two hours later when police were patrolling Minjungbal Dr, a woman flagged them down to report her red Holden Commodore stolen.
Police spotted the car in Heffron St, but when they attempted to stop it, the driver allegedly failed to stop and a pursuit began.
They pursued the car through a number of streets before the Holden drove through wooden barriers and onto Arkinstall Park.
When the car slowed down, a man, 34, allegedly ran from the vehicle and discarded a 9mm Beretta pistol, police said.
He was chased on foot and arrested by police.
A man and woman, both 19, also jumped from the car and were arrested.
The man allegedly had cannabis in his possession.
Additional police, including some from Queensland, attended the scene and another passenger, 19, was arrested.
Police tried to arrest the driver, a 16-year-old boy, who allegedly resisted arrest and was subdued with capsicum spray.
All five were taken to Tweed Heads Police Station.
The 16-year-old driver allegedly returned a breath analysis of 0.132.
He was charged with police pursuit-not stop-drive dangerously (Skye's Law), take and drive conveyance, drive with mid-range PCA and being an unlicensed driver.
The boy was refused bail and appeared in a children's court where he was granted conditional bail to re-appear on Monday 9 February 2015.
The 34-year-old man was charged with possess pistol, not keep pistol safe, be carried in conveyance and an outstanding warrant.
He was refused bail and appeared in Tweed Heads Local Court where he was remanded in custody to re-appear on Tuesday 17 February 2015.
A 19-year-old man was charged with being carried in conveyance and resist arrest. He was granted conditional bail to appear in Tweed Heads Local Court on Tuesday 17 February 2015.
Meanwhile, another 19-year-old man was issued a court attendance notice for being carried in conveyance and possess prohibited drug while the 19-year-old woman was issued a court attendance notice for being carried in conveyance.
They will appear in Tweed Heads Local Court on Monday 12 January 2015.