Police arrest four teens in stolen vehicle, Elanora

Police arrested and charged four teenagers overnight after the group were intercepted by officers in an alleged stolen vehicle at Elanora.

Around 5.30pm, police were notified that an alleged stolen 4WD was spotted travelling north at Coolangatta with police commencing patrols for the vehicle.

Police located and monitored the vehicle and a tyre deflation device was successfully deployed on Currumbin Creek Road at around 8.30pm.

The damaged vehicle continued along Currumbin Creek Road failing to stop for police before travelling at slow speed into KP McGrath Drive at Elanora, where it collided with an unmarked police vehicle. No one was injured and the police vehicle sustained minor damage.

The vehicle continued along KP McGrath Drive before coming to a halt after mounting the median strip and hitting an aluminium security fence at around 8.40pm.

Four teenagers were arrested in the vehicle and later charged. The alleged driver, a 13-year-old Currumbin Waters boy, was transported to hospital for treatment to an unrelated medical matter.

The boy has been denied police bail and is due to appear in the Southport Children’s Court on two counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and one count each of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and evade police.

Two female passengers, a 14-year-old from Worongary and a 16-year-old from Mermaid Beach were also denied police bail and are due to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court. The younger girl has been charged with one count of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and the older girl, one count of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and stealing.

A 13-year-old Mermaid Beach girl has been charged with three counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and will appear at the Southport Children’s Court at a later date.

The vehicle had allegedly been stolen overnight 27-28 April from Currumbin.

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