Police were forced to end a high-speed chase through residential streets in Harvey last week, believing it was too dangerous to continue. Officers in pursuit of a motorcycle — which reached speeds of 100kmh in a 60kmh zone — ended the pursuit in fear of “putting the community at risk”. The motorcyclist evaded police through a residential area, just metres away from pedestrians and a nursing home. Police said the black Yamaha R1 motorcycle did not have a registration plate. The rider turned left onto Herbert Road from Uduc Road at about 10am on Monday, when police attempted to stop the motorbike. Police said the rider accelerated away and failed to stop, reaching speeds of 100kmh. The rider then turned right onto Young Street and left onto Minella Road, where police decided to end the pursuit. The rider was wearing all black with a black helmet and Sgt Scott Gillis said he believed the rider may be “a local”. “We believe this motorbike has been involved in a number of fail to stop incidents with us,” Sgt Gillis said. “We are seeking any information in relation to the identity of the bike and the rider.” Sgt Gillis said it was extremely irresponsible behaviour. “Someone could have been hurt, especially driving in that manner in a residential area. “We did pass people on the footpath in Young Street.” Sgt Gillis said speed limits were there for everyone’s safety and travelling at any speed over the limit was “putting the community at risk”. He said the chase was stopped for safety reasons. The chase occurred just one day before another alleged high speed chase which began in Mandurah and ended in Bunbury. A man was arrested in Bunbury after police on the ground and in the air pursued the driver for more than two hours. Police said the two incidents were “completely unrelated”.