Three more arrests following incidents in Melbourne’s south-east

Detectives have charged four youths following a string of alleged incidents and pursuit in Melbourne’s south-east this morning.

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Five people – one girl and four males – were arrested in relation to five incidents that occurred within six hours.

• A theft of a motor vehicle in Valencia Circuit, Cranbourne at midnight;
• A theft and assault at a business on Thompsons Road, Patterson Lakes at about 3:50am;
• An aggravated burglary in Governor Arthur Drive, Patterson Lakes about 4am;
• An attempted aggravated burglary in Moxham Drive, Clyde North at about 5:20am; and
• An aggravated burglary in Reflections Boulevard, Clyde North about 6.20am.

Police received information that the car allegedly stolen from a Cranbourne address earlier in the morning was in the Cranbourne North area and was soon spotted by police in Lesdon Avenue.

An attempt was made to intercept the vehicle before a brief low-speed pursuit was initiated about 8am.

The vehicle stopped on Endeavour Drive where an 18-year-old Narre Warren South man and a 19-year-old Hampton Park man were arrested at the scene.

They have been charged with aggravated burglary, theft of a motor vehicle, attempted aggravated burglary and theft from a motor vehicle.

Both were bailed to appear at Dandenong Magistrates’ Court on 3 December.

A 16-year-old girl was later arrested after police were called to reports of a car crashing into a number of parked cars in Mulgrave about 4pm.

Police attended and arrested the driver of the vehicle, allegedly stolen from Clyde North this morning.

The Cranbourne North girl has been charged with 16 offences including aggravated burglary, theft of a motor vehicle, unlicensed driving, careless driving, leaving the scene of an accident and commit an indictable offence while on bail.

Police also located two male youths, a 14-year-old from Cranbourne North and 16-year-old from Wonthaggi, in the garage of a Mulgrave address a short time later.

The 14-year-old has been charged with 10 offences including aggravated burglary and theft of motor car.

Both teens were remanded in custody to appear at a children’s court at a later date.

The 16-year-old boy has been released pending further enquiries.