Police hunt for fugitive
Police abandoned a potentially dangerous pursuit around Nelson yesterday afternoon, which ended in the arrest of one man who had been in the vehicle but later ran off.
This morning police were still searching for the other man, believed to be Zachary Isle who has a number of warrants for his arrest.
Nelson Bays area commander Inspector Steve Greally said this morning a brief chase happened yesterday afternoon after a vehicle was noticed by a police roading unit.
"The officer had decided to pull the vehicle over to check licence and warrant details, but the vehicle failed to stop and a short pursuit followed.
"It got to the point the officer in pursuit decided it was too dangerous and abandoned the chase," Greally said.
Police managed to catch one of the vehicle's occupants near the Nelson College grounds off Franklyn St. Greally said there were several warrants out for his arrest and police had been looking for him for some time.
He was held in custody overnight and was due to appear in the Nelson District Court today.
"We believe the other person [in the vehicle] was Zachary Isle, who also has several warrants for his arrest. If anyone knows where he is, we would be keen to hear."
Police said Isle is an 18-year-old male European, last seen wearing a green beanie and black hoody.
Anonymous information can be forwarded to Nelson Police on 546 3840 or Crime Stoppers 0800 555 111.