SA Police arrest six youths after car chase in Adelaide


Six youths have been arrested after they allegedly stole cars and led police on a wild chase through major city streets before crashing into a motorist.

It allegedly kicked off just after 12.30am on Monday when a resident of Coromandel Valley in the Adelaide Hills reported his car had been stolen.

A police helicopter spotted the Mitsubishi Pajero on Shepherds Hill Rd, which links to Adelaide’s outer south, in the company of a second allegedly stolen vehicle, a white Volkswagen Amarok.

The cars travelled onto Sturt Rd, where police spiked the wheels of the Volkswagen, but police said the vehicle kept going.

The Pajero, meanwhile, allegedly travelled on the wrong side of Sturt Rd and collided with a Toyota Corolla at the intersection of Marion Rd at Mitchell Park.

Police then arrested the occupants of the Pajero and took them to hospital, where they are being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the Mitsubishi, a 15-year-old boy from Albert Park, and the two passengers, a 13-year-old boy from Davoren Park and a 16-year-old boy from Brooklyn Park, were all charged with serious criminal trespass and theft of a motor vehicle.

All three teenagers were refused bail and will appear at Christies Beach Youth Court on Tuesday.

The driver and single occupant of the Corolla — a 51-year-old woman from Coromandel Valley — suffered leg and arm injuries, and paramedics took her to hospital for treatment.

The police helicopter followed the Amarok and the occupants of the vehicle allegedly dumped it just before 1.10am at Melrose Park.

Police cordoned off the area and the Dog Operations Unit was called in for a search.

Three people were arrested a short time later — a 13-year-old boy from Ottoway, a 14-year-old boy from Port Adelaide and a 15-year-old boy from Henley Beach South.

Police have charged each of them with theft of a motor vehicle and breach of bail.

The 13 and 14-year-old boys were granted bail to appear in Adelaide Youth Court on May 17 and 16, respectively.

The 15-year-old was refused bail and will appear in Adelaide Youth Court on Tuesday.

The Volkswagen was allegedly stolen on Saturday from a Hallet Cove address.

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