Lake Macquarie police pursuit: man charged after chase from Morisset

A MAN who allegedly led police on a pursuit through Lake Macquarie in a stolen car on Thursday has been charged with several offences.

Police were patrolling Dora Street, Morisset, about 9.15am when they observed a vehicle with two different registration plates.

Police pulled the vehicle over, however a short time later it drove off again and a pursuit was initiated.

The pursuit continued to Lake Munmorah, where it was terminated due to safety concerns.

Police were informed that the vehicle entered a fire trail between Nords Wharf and Gwandalan.

The vehicle was located a short time later and monitored from a distance.

The car was then driven to Narara where it stopped out the front of a home. Police attended and arrested a 34-year-old man.

During a search of the man's bag, police allegedly located an amount of methamphetamine, a knife, a key to the allegedly stolen vehicle, and a Range Rover key.

Police said they searched the home and found items they allege had been stolen, and a spring-assisted knife.

The man was taken to Toronto Police Station and charged with aggravated break and enter dwelling in company, break and enter, drive conveyance taken without consent of owner, unlawfully possess number plates (two counts), drive motor vehicle during disqualification period (second offence), police pursuit - not stop - drive dangerously (second offence), and possess or use a prohibited weapon without permit.

He was refused bail to appear at Gosford Local Court.

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