Two of three people charged after a police helicopter pursuit in Wendouree on Thursday have faced the Ballarat Magistrates Court.
One female and two males were arrested on Thursday afternoon after a white Subaru vehicle crashed into a truck on Forest Street, near Ballarat Grammar School.
Police informant Senior Constable Ebony Lee told the court the three accused, Wade Turner, Georgia Cleary and Jason Crawford, were involved in a series of incidents before the crash.
She said the trio were believed to be in a car, which had been stolen from Maddingley last week, and was seen by police at 9.30am in Mt Clear.
Senior Constable Lee said at 10.20am the stolen vehicle was on fire on Boundary Road, Canadian.
"The accused (Turner) and co-accused were then seen in a white Subaru. This car failed to stop for a police member," Senior Constable Lee said.
She said at 1pm the police air wing followed the trio, police vehicles activated their lights and police tried to deploy stop sticks.
Police allege the vehicle reversed up Forest Street before conducting a u-turn and crashing into a truck. Senior Constable Lee said the trio fled the vehicle but were arrested shortly after near Ballarat Grammar School.
She said police searched the white Subaru and found numerous tools commonly used to break into vehicles.
Cleary, 24, did not make an application for bail while her co-accused, Turner, 22, tried to be released on bail. Crawford, 30, was bailed on Thursday afternoon.
In opposing Turner's bail application, Senior Constable Lee said Turner had been released from jail two weeks prior to Thursday's arrest.
She said since his release, 49 vehicles had been stolen in Ballarat. Nine of those were Nissan Pulsars and Subarus which Turner has allegedly stolen previously.
Police said Turner was an unacceptable risk of endangering the safety and wellbeing of the public.
Senior Constable Lee said Turner could be charged with further offences occurring since his release from jail on November 26. She said she was waiting on forensic analysis.
Representing himself, Turner said he had stable accommodation, he could complete appropriate programs and he had family support.
But magistrate Letizia Torrres believed Turner was an unacceptable risk because he had just been released from jail, was allegedly in a stolen car and ran from police.
During Cleary's brief court appearance, defence lawyer Kristen Morrow said her client had been hospitalised overnight on Thursday and had undergone scans after experiencing pain. She asked the magistrate if a medical practitioner could see Cleary.
The court was told Cleary was withdrawing from drugs. Cleary, Turner and Crawford will return to court on February 20. They faces numerous charges, including car theft.
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