A 20-year-old woman finally arrested after weeks on the run from police walked into a Wangaratta court swearing on Monday.
Police put out a call last week for the public to help locate Annaliese Kirchen, who allegedly fled from officers at high speed in her car on numerous occasions.
They had serious concerns about her threat to the safety of other motorists on the road.
Kirchen was reportedly hiding from police when arrested over the weekend and taken into custody.
She appeared in Wangaratta Magistrates Court in front of magistrate Ian Watkins on Monday, charged with more than 40 offences including reckless conduct endangering injury, evading police, burglaries, shoplifting and theft of petrol.
As she was led into the courtroom dock, Kirchen turned to a teenage male she recognised in the public gallery, swore and called him a “dog”.
Solicitor Geoff Clancy asked the case be adjourned until Kirchen could appear before magistrate Stella Stuthridge, who sentenced the young woman back in February.
She was released from custody in May.
Ms Stuthridge warned Kirchen at the time she would have to appear back before her if she breached the order with further offending.
Kirchen was allegedly driving a gold/bronze-coloured Holden Commodore at the time of the most recent police pursuits.
The car was allegedly fitted with two different sets of false number plates: V06 771 were fitted on June 28 and PLX 044 on July 2.
Mr Clancy said Kirchen would not apply for bail on Monday, but did need medical attention for bipolar and depression.
“She needs to be seen by a GP and needs to get some medication,” he said.
Kirchen walked out of court calmly, telling her mother she loved her, but could be heard yelling loudly from the courthouse holding cells over the next hour.
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