9 September 2022

Teenager charged with 13 offences following a police pursuit involving alleged stolen car

| Shri Gayathirie Rajen
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File Photo: NSW Traffic and Highway Patrol Facebook.

A teenager has been charged following a pursuit in an allegedly stolen car. Photo: NSW Traffic and Highway Patrol Facebook.

A teenage boy has been charged following a pursuit in an allegedly stolen car in Tumut.

Riverina Police District officers attempted to stop a Holden Colorado, which had been reported stolen, on Gocup Road (Tumut) at about 8:20 am on Thursday (8 September).

Police said the vehicle failed to stop, and a pursuit was initiated on Brungle Road, before being terminated for safety concerns.

A short time later, the vehicle stopped on Brungle Road, and the 15-year-old driver was arrested.

Police said the driver was subjected to a roadside breath test which allegedly returned a positive result, before being taken to Tumut Police Station, where he was subjected to a secondary test which allegedly returned a reading of 0.069.

The boy has been charged with 13 offences, including: two counts of enter building/land with intent commit indictable offence (two counts), three counts of take and drive conveyance without consent of owner, two counts of dishonestly obtain property by deception and be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner.

The teenager was also charged with: police pursuit (not stop) drive recklessly, unlicensed for Class, Class C, R, LR or MR, receive property – theft – serious indictable offence, goods in personal custody suspected being stolen (not motor vehicle), and, drive with low range PCA.

Police will allege several vehicles were broken into in the Young, Gundagai and Coolac townships yesterday morning, with two stolen from a Coolac address.

The 15-year-old was refused bail to appear in a children’s court today (9 September).

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or visit Crime Stoppers. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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