Police have charged six teenagers in relation to ongoing investigations into two alleged stolen cars in Townsville yesterday (January 28).
At approximately 3.30pm, police were called to a two vehicle traffic crash at the intersection of Ross River Road and Balls Lane in Mundingburra, involving a Toyota Prado and an allegedly stolen Nissan Pulsar.
The occupants of the Prado, two adults and two children, were taken to Townsville University Hospital with minor injuries.
Nine occupants of the Nissan Pulsar attempted to flee the scene on foot. Police arrested two at the scene and a further seven a short time later, in addition to an 18-year-old who was allegedly in the car earlier.
A 17-year-old West End boy has been charged with one count each of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and driving without a licence.
A 12-year-old Cranbrook boy, a 12-year-old Garbutt girl, a 12-year-old Kelso girl, and a 14-year-old Kirwan girl have been charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle.
A 16-year-old Pimlico girl has been charged with one count each of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and wilful damage.
They have all been refused police bail to appear at Townsville Children’s Court.
A 18-year-old Hermit Park man has been issued a notice to appear on one count of unlawful use of a motor vehicle. He is expected to appear at Townsville Magistrates Court on February 3.
Three others will be dealt with under the Youth Justice Act.
It will be alleged that between 10pm (January 27) and 6.00am (January 28), the Nissan Pulsar and a Volkswagen Polo were stolen from a Cranbrook property.
The second vehicle, a white Volkswagen Polo with the Queensland registration 200-XYU, remains outstanding.
Any witnesses or anyone with information about the vehicle’s whereabouts is urged to come forward.
Investigations are continuing.
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