Dangerous ride ends in arrests for five teens

FIVE teens allegedly stole a car and drove it dangerously around Townsville yesterday.

Police say the car was stolen during a break and enter around 4:45am from a Kroymans Driver, Mount Louisa address.

Police caught the vehicle with a tyre deflation device around midday on McHardle Street at Pimilico. The vehicle was then located a short distance away and five people were then arrested.

A 16 year-old girl from Heatley has been charged with one count each of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, receiving tainted property, unlicenced driving and failing to comply with duties of a driver after a crash. The girl has also been charged with two counts of dangerous driving and four counts of failing to stop a vehicle.

A 15 year-old girl from Gulliver has been charged with one count of unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

A 16 year-old boy from Mundingburra has been charged with one count of unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

A 17 year-old man from Rasmussen has been charged with one count of attempted robbery and two counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and will appear today in the Townsville Magistrates Court.

An 18-year-old woman from West End is assisting police with their enquiries.

The juveniles will be dealt with under the provisions of the Youth Justice Act.



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