Three people involved in a pursuit were arrested yesterday as a result of what police are describing as a proactive policing operation.
"Precision Policing" is a locally run proactive police operation in the Lake Macquarie region targeting property offences including stolen motor vehicles, steal from motor vehicles, and break and enters, a Police Media spokeperson said.
About 11.05am on Wednesday, officers attached to Lake Macquarie Police District spotted a blue Ford Territory, which they suspected of being stolen, travelling south on the Pacific Highway at Belmont.
"The vehicle initially stopped for police on Maude Street before the driver sped away," a police spokesperson said.
Officers commenced a short pursuit before it was terminated by police.
"Shortly after, police observed the driver and two others, walking south along the Pacific Highway. They were arrested and taken to Belmont Police Station."
The driver of the vehicle, a woman aged 23, was charged with drive conveyance taken without consent of owner, police pursuit - not stop - drive recklessly, never licensed person drive vehicle on road, possess prescribed restricted substance, and goods in personal custody suspected of being stolen.
She was refused bail to appear in Newcastle Local Court.
A female passenger, aged 31, was charged with being carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner and one outstanding warrant.
She was refused bail and appeared in Belmont Local Court.
A second passenger, a man aged 30, was charged with being carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner, possess prohibited drug, and resist officer in execution of duty.
He was refused bail to appear in Belmont Local Court.