Men charged after Port Kembla police chase

A police dog has assisted in the arrest of a man in bush at Port Kembla on Wednesday.

Shortly before 7am, police observed a maroon Mazda 323 cross over double unbroken lines on Cowper Street.

Officers activated lights and sirens, but the car allegedly failed to stop.

Police initiated a pursuit, which continued along numerous streets before being terminated.

A short time later, the Mazda lost control on Five Islands Road, Port Kembla.

File picture.

File picture.

It narrowly avoided a collision with another vehicle, which crashed into a concrete barrier.

Police observed two men exiting the Mazda. It’s alleged the men jumped a fence, ran across railway tracks, and scaled another fence into privately-owned bushland.

Officers called for a dog unit to attend the scene before chasing the men into the bush on foot.

Soon after, they arrested one of the men, a 25-year-old from Warrawong. During a search of the man, police allegedly seized a pocket knife.

Police dog Dax and his handler arrived just as the second man emerged from scrub and began running away.

Dax gave chase, detaining the man in a creek bed until his handler arrived and arrested the 27-year-old from Dapto.

Both men were charged with numerous offences and refused bail to appear in Wollongong Local Court on Wednesday.

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