Healesville woman arrested after police pursuit

By Jed Lanyon

Police arrested a 24-year-old Healesville woman following a pursuit in Melbourne’s south on the morning of Wednesday 22 March.

Police observed an allegedly stolen vehicle driving erratically in East Boundary Road, East Bentleigh at around 1.15am.

With assistance from the Air Wing, the vehicle was monitored between East Bentleigh and Sandringham.

After the vehicle continued to drive erratically, a pursuit was initiated however the vehicle evaded police and the pursuit was terminated at around 1.17am.

A short time later, police located the vehicle that had been abandoned at a hotel car park on Beach Road in Sandringham.

Police, the Air Wing and Dog Squad searched the area and located the woman in nearby beach scrub about 2am and arrested her.

No one was injured during the incident.

The Healesville woman was taken into custody and was assisting police with their inquiries.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.

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