Como crash: four juveniles appear in court over alleged police chase

A Honda CRV crashed into a parked car on Preston Street in Como early hours Sunday morning.
A Honda CRV crashed into a parked car on Preston Street in Como early hours Sunday morning.

AN 11-year-old boy and three others appeared in court today after they allegedly led police on a car chase before crashing in Como early Sunday morning.

About 12.30am police saw a Honda CRV travelling north on the Mitchell Freeway, which had been reported stolen from a hairdressers in Rivervale a few days earlier.

Officers attempted to stop the Honda, however it is alleged that the 15-year-old girl driver attempted to evade police, turning right on to Mill Point Road in South Perth.

Officers lost sight of the vehicle shortly after and aborted their attempt to stop it.

The Honda was then located a short time later, after it had crashed into a parked car on Preston Street in Como.

The 15-year-old girl driver from Redcliffe was charged with multiple driving offences including stealing a motor vehicle and two counts of dangerous driving causing bodily harm in circumstances of aggravation as well as possessing a prohibited drug (cannabis).

With a prior record, she was remanded in custody and will reappear in court on June 13.

Additionally, a 14-year-old girl from Maddington was remanded in custody and will reappear in court on May 4, while a 17-year-old girl from Redcliffe, charged with stealing a motor vehicle, was released on supervised bail and will return to court on May 7.

Police also apprehended an 18-year-old woman, an 11-year-old boy and 11-year-old girl who were taken to hospital.

The 11-year-old girl remains in a stable condition at Princess Margaret Hospital.

While the 11-year-old boy, charged with stealing a motor vehicle, was granted supervised bail however as a ward of the state, the Department of Communities stated it was unclear whether the details of supervision could be finalised.

He will return to court on May 7.

Kensington Detectives are appealing for witnesses or persons that may be in possession of CCTV to assist in their investigation.

Contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit www.crimestopperswa.com.au.

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