Man arrested after police pursuit in Hillside


Sarah Oliver

A Bacchus Marsh man has been arrested after allegedly driving a stolen vehicle in Hillside on Thursday night.

Police first spotted the stolen 1994 Nissan Skyline on Falcon Drive in Melton about 9.55pm.

It is believed the car was allegedly stolen from a shopping centre in Melton last week.

The Police Air Wing was called and began following the car as it entered the Western Freeway at a fast rate of speed.

Officers deployed stop sticks on The Regency in Hillside, but the driver allegedly continued on before crashing into a civilian’s parked car on Banchory Avenue.

The driver allegedly fled on foot but was arrested without incident shortly after.

The 33-year-old was taken to hospital under police guard with minor injuries sustained during the crash.

No one else was injured.

Melton Crime Investigation Unit detectives are investigating the incident and it remains ongoing.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at