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Youths Arrested Over Car Thefts

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August 9, 2018

Three youths have been arrested in relation to recent car thefts and break-ins in Kingaroy.

The arrests follow investigations by Kingaroy detectives and the Child Protection and Investigation Unit.

A 15-year-old Kingaroy boy has been charged with offences allegedly committed against a Victoria Street business on July 14 and 26, an Avoca Street business on July 26 as well as offences committed on August 8.

The charges include four counts each of break and enter, wilful damage, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, unlicensed driving, two counts of evade police and one count of stealing.

He will appear in the Kingaroy Children’s Court.

A 15-year-old Blackbutt boy has been charged with two counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, supplying a dangerous drug and one count each of evade police, possess dangerous drug and possess a drug utensil. He will be dealt with under the provisions of the Youth Justice Act.

A 15-year-old Blackwater boy was also dealt with under the provisions of the Youth Justice Act for two counts of break and enter and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

The arrests followed the theft of a blue Kia Carnival from the car park at the rear of the Commonwealth Bank about 2:30pm on Wednesday. This vehicle was located on Thursday morning at Apex Park, Kingaroy.

A second vehicle, a blue Mazda 3, was taken from the car park at the rear of the Kingaroy Town Hall on Wednesday. It was found in Murgon on Thursday morning.

On July 26, a black Holden Commodore was stolen from Pound Street, Kingaroy. This vehicle was located later that day in Hodge Street.

A blue Toyota Corolla was also taken late last month from a business in Victoria Street, Kingaroy. This vehicle later allegedly evaded police in Murgon before being returned to the business and parked back in the garage.

Police allege keys to all these vehicles were stolen before the cars were taken.

Investigations are continuing.

[UPDATED with correction. An earlier version of this report, incorporating information supplied by police, said one of the teenagers was from Cherbourg. He is actually from Blackwater. Originally published as “Boys Charged Over Car Thefts”]

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