Wickepin man caught after alleged police chase in Perth’s southern suburbs

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A Wickepin man was charged.
Camera IconA Wickepin man was charged. Credit: Pilbara News

A 25-year-old Wickepin man is facing a string of charges, including reckless driving to escape police pursuit, after allegedly leading police on a wild chase through Perth’s southern suburbs on Sunday.

Police allege that between 9.20pm on Saturday and 7.15am on Sunday, a Mazda CX8 was stolen in a home burglary in North Fremantle.

Police say they tried to stop the Mazda about 11.30am on Sunday in Mt Pleasant, but the alleged offender failed to stop and a dramatic police chase unfolded.

The alleged pursuit continued through Fremantle, Cannington, Armadale and Mandurah before police were able to apprehend the man after the successful use of a tyre deflation device.

The device was deployed as the vehicle travelled north on Forrest Highway, with the Mazda eventually coming to a stop in Steerforth Drive in Coodanup.

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The man was arrested and charged with reckless driving to escape police pursuit, steal motor vehicle and drive recklessly, acts or omissions causing bodily harm or danger, driver of vehicle failed to comply with a direction to stop in circumstances of aggravation and stealing.

He appeared in Perth Magistrate’s Court on Monday and was remanded in custody to reappear on February 26.

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