Teens charged over high-speed chase in stolen BMW

Teens charged over high-speed chase in stolen BMW

FREMANTLE detectives have charged three teenagers who evaded police in a BMW stolen from Winthrop yesterday.

About 10.30am, police saw the car travelling on Capel Street in Willagee and activated their emergency lights and sirens in an attempt to stop the vehicle.

It is alleged the driver failed to stop and evaded police through several suburbs including Hamilton Hill, Cockburn, Palmyra, Melville and Yangebup.

The vehicle was then abandoned because of roadworks along Spearwood Avenue near Barrington Street in Bibra Lake, with the three male occupants fleeing on foot.

One teen was apprehended in the backyard of a home in Yangebup.

A short time later a second teen was arrested after being found on top of a freight train slowly moving along the railway line, and the third was apprehended after he was located by police hiding in a skip bin at a business next to the railway line.

Police have charged a 14-year-old boy from Roleystone and a 17-year-old from Stratton who will both appear in the Perth Children’s Court today, and a 19-year-old man from Butler who will appear in Perth Magistrates Court.

The 14-year-old boy has been charged with a return to prison warrant and two arrest warrants, two breaches of bail, stealing a motor vehicle, aggravated home burglary, unlawful damage, reckless driving speeding by more than 45km/h to escape pursuit, failing to stop when directed by police, no authority to drive and trespass.

The 17-year-old man has been charged with a return to prison warrant, stealing a motor vehicle, aggravated home burglary, unlawful damage, stealing, trespass and possession of amphetamine.

The 19-year-old man has been charged with stealing a motor vehicle, aggravated home burglary, unlawful damage and no authority to drive.