A man called in police after spotting his stolen car being driven in Tarneit on Thursday night.
Police air wing monitored the vehicle and guided police on the ground to its whereabouts.
Stop sticks caused one of the vehicle’s tyres to blow out along Mt Derrimut Road and five male youths were arrested in the area a short time later.
The car was stolen from Derrimut.
Four teenagers from Albion, Meadow Heights and Highton, ranging in age from 13 to 16, were each charged with a range of offences including reckless conduct endangering serious injury, theft of a motor vehicle, handling stolen goods and committing an indictable offence while on bail.
A 16-year-old Sydenham male was charged with theft of a motor vehicle, handling stolen goods and committing an indictable offence while on bail.
All five were bailed to appear in court at a later date.