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Thursday, May 30, 2024

14-year-old girl arrested over stolen vehicle

A 14-year-old girl is one of four teenagers arrested over the theft of a vehicle in Townsville yesterday – with the vehicle later crashing into a police car after a pursuit.

“It will be alleged a dual cab utility was stolen from an address on Henry Street, West End, around 2am,” Queensland Police said in a statement.

“Patrolling police observed the vehicle on Nathan Street, Vincent at around 12.55pm where it will be alleged the vehicle collided with the side of the police car when officers attempted to intercept it.”

Police say the stolen vehicle then collided with a second vehicle before it sped off from the scene. 

No one was injured as a result of the collisions and both vehicles sustained minor damage.

“Around 1.40pm the driver of the stolen vehicle lost control and crashed into a power pole at the intersection of Elizabeth Street and Ross River Road at Aitkenvale. All four occupants fled on foot,” police said.

“Multiple police units attended the location and arrested four teenagers soon after.”

A 19-year-old Heatley man was charged with two counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and one count each of unlawful use of motor vehicle, driving without a licence and trespass. He is due to appear in Townsville Magistrates Court today.

A 14-year-old girl was charged with five counts of unlawful use of motor vehicle, three counts of stealing, one count each of common assault, unlicensed driving and fare evasion.

Investigations are continuing with respect to the remaining suspects.

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