Police arrested five people following alleged high-risk driving through Melbourne’s north-western suburbs in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Police initially observed a white Toyota sedan driving erratically and at high speed with a faulty headlight through Roxburgh Park about 2.45am.

The Toyota was followed by police on the ground and the police air wing through multiple council areas, including Hume, Whittlesea, Moreland, and Brimbank.

Police recovered a firearm that was allegedly dumped from the vehicle in Wildwood.

The allegedly stolen Toyota was dumped on Elscott Boulevard, Mickleham, where another vehicle picked up its three occupants.

Three men exited the vehicle at a nearby Mickleham address before police intercepted the vehicle and arrested two female occupants.

Police returned to the address where the three men were arrested hiding inside the house.

A Mickleham man, 20, has been charged with prohibited person possess firearm, theft of motor vehicle, reckless conduct endangering life and obtaining property by deception.

He appeared at Broadmeadows Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.

A Roxburgh Park man, 23, has been charged with possess, carry and use an unregistered longarm, theft of motor vehicle, reckless conduct endanger life and obtain property by deception.

He has been bailed to be appear at Broadmeadows Magistrates’ Court on May 2, 2022.

A Roxburgh Park man, 20, has been charged with prohibited person possessing a firearm, theft of motor vehicle, reckless conduct endangering life, obtaining property by deception, and committing an indictable offence while on bail.

He appeared at Broadmeadows Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.

Two women, a 20-year-old and a 19-year-old, both from Craigieburn, were released without charge.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information or dashcam footage is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.

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