A 25-year-old Ravenswood off-road motorcyclist allegedly tried to outrun police last night but ran out of fuel a short time later.
About 6.30pm, police spotted a yellow off-road motorcycle travelling past them on Mandurah Terrace.
They did a u-turn and tried to stop the rider but he allegedly accelerated away.
As the chase started, officers noticed he was having engine troubles and seemed to be running out of fuel.
They turned onto Eacott Street to find the motorcycle abandoned on the side of the road and the rider nowhere to be seen.
The officers decided to search the nearby vacant block and allegedly eventually found him hiding under a bush.
Police will allege he had a quantity of cannabis hidden in his underwear.
The Ravenswood man, who sustained minor injuries, has been charged with reckless driving, failing to stop, driving an unroadworthy vehicle, no authority to drive and possessing a prohibited drug.
He is due to appear in Mandurah Magistrate’s Court today.
Also last night, a 22-year-old man allegedly crashed a stolen car into a house while trying to do a burn-out in Rockingham.
About 8:50pm, police were sent to Griggs Way to investigate reports of a car hitting a house after hooning in the wet.
Officers arrived to find a red Holden Commodore sedan smashed up against a wall adjoining a garage.
Griggs Way residents had managed to keep the driver at the scene of the crash.
Police ran the number plates and noticed they did not match the registration of the vehicle, which had been reported stolen.
The 22-year-old Port Kennedy man has been charged with reckless driving, driving an unlicensed vehicle, using false number plates and having no authority to drive.
A police spokesman said there would be further inquiries into the incident and possibly more charges laid.The accused was granted bail at Rockingham Magistrate’s Court today.
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