Five arrested in Toowoomba for cross-country crime spree
FIVE juveniles allegedly involved in a nine-hour cross-country police chase in a stolen hatchback have been arrested and charged with over 27 offenses.
The group of boys were arrest in various locations across Toowoomba on Tuesday afternoon, after the car they allegedly stole was located near Grand Central shopping centre at 3pm on February 12.
A Queensland Police Service spokeswoman said the silver Volkswagen hatchback was stolen from an Oakey residence during a burglary, on February 9 at 9.30am.
"Only the vehicle was stolen from the garage of the residence… through an open garage door," the spokeswoman said.
"They have all been charged with a variety of offences; burglary, theft, and unlawful use of a motor vehicle… one of the offenders has 27 charges."
The spokeswoman said three of the boys lived in Toowoomba, while the other two were from Chinchilla and Tara.
"There were two 17-year-olds, two 16-year-olds, and one 14-year-old boy," she said.
Their offences are as follows:
A 16-year-old boy from Chinchilla has been charged with five counts of burglary, five counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, five counts of driving unlicensed, four counts of stealing, two counts of attempted burglary, one count each of assault, dangerous operation of a vehicle, evasion, receiving tainted property and wilful damage, and failure to comply to stop.
A 16-year-old boy from Wilsonton Heights has been charged with two counts unlawful use of a motor vehicle, and one count wilful damage.
A 14-year-old boy from Drayton has been charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle, trespass and obstruct police.
A 17-year-old boy from Wilsonton Heights has been charged with two counts enter premises and commit indictable offence, one count each stealing, burglary, wilful damage, unlawful use of a motor vehicle and receiving tainted property.
A 17-year-old boy from Tara has been charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle, stealing and driving unlicensed.
The offenders were spotted speeding through Chinchilla after committing crimes in Maryborough and Murgon this morning in a cross-country pursuit.
POLICE are on the hunt for a group of teenagers after a pursuit along the Warrego Hwy in a stolen silver Volkswagen hatchback.
It is understood the car was pursued between Dalby and Chinchilla about 11.30am when police officers were told to stand down from the chase.
The vehicle was last spotted in Chinchilla on Wood St and was seen exceeding the speed limit in town.
The offenders are believed to have rammed the stolen car into another vehicle about 350km away in Maryborough about 6am.
Later in the morning it is alleged the offenders also stole fuel in a service station drive off at Murgon.