POLAIR was called in to assist ground police with a break and enter at Mayfield this morning.
At around 9.30am police were called to a home on Arnold street after reports of a break in in progress.
Upon arrival, officers attached to Newcastle command were told a woman had broken into the home before fleeing the scene.
Following enquiries police arrested a 47- year -old woman after a short chase with assistance from the police helicopter.
She was taken to Newcastle Police Station and investigations are continuing.