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Dramatic Night in Wyndham: Over 30 Dangerous Drivers and Car Thieves Caught in Major Police Blitz

Police blitz in Wyndham

During a recent overnight police operation in Wyndham, over 30 individuals alleged to be involved in car thefts and dangerous driving were apprehended. This operation, known as Operation Shows, involved local police units working in conjunction with specialist teams like the Air Wing, Dog Squad, and Highway Patrol.

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Incidents by Suburb:

Hoppers Crossing: An incident involving a stolen car occurred just after midnight on Thursday. The car, which did not stop for police, was tracked by the Air Wing to Laverton. Police deployed stop sticks on Old Geelong Road, leading to the arrest of five juveniles aged 15 to 17. They were charged with theft of a motor vehicle, theft from a motor vehicle, and handling stolen goods.

Point Cook: A 29-year-old man was arrested for an outstanding warrant related to a car theft in Werribee in February 2024.

Williams Landing: A 24-year-old motorbike rider was apprehended after failing to stop for police on Palmers Road and running a red light at around 9.45pm. The Air Wing tracked him reaching speeds of 170km/h before ground officers arrested him in front of his Tarneit home. His bike was impounded, and he faces charges including driving unregistered, unlicensed, disobeying a red light, and exceeding the speed limit.

Hoppers Crossing: Another motorbike rider, aged 31, was caught travelling at high speed without headlights around 10pm. After being followed by the Air Wing, he was arrested at his home. He faces charges including driving unregistered and without headlights, and speeding.

Werribee: An 18-year-old man from New South Wales was caught speeding approximately 30km/h over the limit around 10pm. His vehicle was impounded, and he is expected to be charged on summons with driving unlicensed, unregistered, and speeding.

Additionally, the operation led to the issuing of 21 penalty notices for various offences including drink driving, driving unregistered, speeding, and learner drivers failing to have an accompanying driver. Over 192 vehicles were checked, and 41 were intercepted, with five vehicles impounded.

Inspector Rachel Van Someren, Wyndham Local Area Commander, emphasized the ongoing commitment to targeting car theft and dangerous driving in the area. She stated, “While the community slept, we had scores of police patrolling the Wyndham area from both the ground and the sky. The community can be assured we will continue to run targeted operations like Shows to catch car thieves and remove reckless drivers from the roads.”

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