March 21, 2024

Police have charged a 15-year-old Maryborough boy with 13 offences following an alleged dangerous driving incident in Kingaroy on Tuesday.

It will be alleged the boy was driving a stolen Nissan Navara when he attempted to steal fuel from the United Petroleum service station in Youngman Street about 10:45am.

Police attended the address and arrested the child.

An eyewitness told a police officer was carrying a rifle during the arrest, which went without incident.

“Police did a great job, acting swiftly and kept all calm,” he said.

No one was physically injured.

A police spokesperson said the boy has been charged with two counts each of driving without a licence, possessing dangerous drugs, stealing and unlawful use of motor vehicle, and one count each of dangerous operation of a vehicle, failed to properly dispose of needle and syringe, possess utensils or pipes that had been used, trespass and wilful damage.

He was denied bail and is due to reappear at Murgon Children’s Court on April 19.


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