13-year-old car thief meets the sharp end of police dog
A BITE to the leg will be a reminder for one Rockhampton boy not to break the law again.
The 13-year-old was tracked down by a police dog after he and three other juveniles broke into a Frenchville home and stole a car, which they crashed after a short-lived joyride yesterday morning.
Around 2am the four boys broke into the house and stole a number of items, including car keys.
The owner of the house woke up to find them leaving in his car.
One offender was aged 13, two were 14 and one was 16.
Police located the car on south side and attempted to intercept the vehicle before it sped off.
A short time later the car was found on Archer St, where the boys abandoned it after they hit a gutter which damaged the side mirror and bumper bar.
The dog squad tracked three of the boys to the CQ TAFE campus close to 4am.
One of the boys was released to receive medical attention after he was bitten by the dog.
The tactical crime squad found the fourth boy on a street around 9.30am.
The remaining boys appeared in court yesterday each charged with entering a dwelling and stealing, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, evading police and trespassing. A 14-year-old was also charged with unlicensed driving.
The matter was adjourned, and the 16-year-old was remanded in custody while the others were released on bail.