Stolen car torched, youths arrested, bailed


2515 burnt car 2 OKBy ERWIN CHANDA
Two boys aged abut 12 years were arrested a short while ago on a rural residential property after a chase by more than a dozen police including the dog squad.
It appears the arrest was linked with a car that had been driven onto airport land off Col Rose Drive and torched.
Only a burnt shell is left of the car, which is believed to have been stolen. The fire brigade also had to put out a grass fire.
2515 burnt car 1 OKMeanwhile police responded to a vehicle rollover on Maryvale Road, about 10 kilometres outside Titjikala yesterday morning.
Police say they located eight youths with minor to moderate injuries which included a suspected broken collarbone. They are assisting with police enquiries.
The stolen motor vehicle had been taken from Alice Springs earlier in the day.
UPDATE February 13
Police have charged two boys aged 14 and 12. They were bailed to appear in the Local Court on February 23 and 26, respectively.
Police say “an unknown offender” unlawfully entered a residence in Chewings Street and stole a sum of cash and the occupant’s car keys on Saturday around 11am.
The owner witnessed the offender drive off in the white Toyota Corolla and alerted police.
Police received a report of the stolen motor vehicle driving erratically on Norris Bell Avenue and engaged in a pursuit near Colonel Rose Drive.
The pursuit was terminated shortly after the stolen motor vehicle was driven across the road and through a fence into scrub land.
The offenders fled the area on foot and the car became engulfed in flames and the fire services attended.
Police arrested the two offenders, aged 12 and 14 years-old, soon after.
The boys have both been charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle, dangerous driving during pursuit, driving unlicensed and arson.
They are both due to appear before the Alice Springs Local Court at a later date.


  1. Just call Central Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Service (CAALAS) or whatever they call themselves this week. They will call the kids clients.
    And here is the head shaking fact, CAALAS or their new entity is judged by the fewer incarcerations they achieve. The fewer going to gaol for crimes, the better they appear to be doing.
    Screw the victims. It’s not about justice, it’s about getting the little shits off with heart rending stories about bad home life, and getting extra funding because you are sending fewer to gaol.

  2. According to some readers’ comments in related stories about crime, we just need to treat these thieves humanely and it will all be magically be fixed.
    We could then wave the same magic wand and supply a new car to the person who saved up for many months or years to buy the car and magically replace their car for them too.

  3. What a joke our justice system is.
    They are probably out on bail for the 10th time. I just feel sorry for the police who have to waste time chasing these morons when they have better things to do.


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