Police have arrested a third woman who allegedly escaped from a transitional centre in Sydney’s west last month.
The 30-year-old woman was a passenger in a car that was stopped while being driven south along the Pacific Highway at Wardell, 15km south of Ballina, about 5pm yesterday (14 October).
She was arrested and taken to Ballina Police Station where she was charged with an outstanding arrest warrant. She was remanded in custody to appear in Lismore Local Court today.
Four women went missing from the Bolwarra Transitional Centre at Emu Plains on Saturday 14 September 2013.
Bolwarra Transitional Centre, located outside Emu Plains Correctional Centre, is a residential facility for female offenders nearing the ends of their sentences and who are approved for day leave.
She is the third woman to be captured by police. Two women, aged 30 and 40, were arrested by New England Local Area Command Highway Patrol officers who stopped a vehicle on Gwydir Highway near Inverell, on 4 October 2013.
Deanne Daley, 20, is still missing and anyone with information on the whereabouts of this woman is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Police are urging anyone with information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://www1.police.nsw.gov.