Juveniles apprehended after pursuit
Release Date: July 08, 2010
ACT Policing apprehended three juvenile males this afternoon (Thursday 8 July) following a pursuit in Canberra’s south.
About 12:04pm a police K9 patrol in Fisher sighted a stolen early model gold coloured Ford Falcon sedan and attempted to perform a traffic stop.
The vehicle was identified as having been stolen from a car park in Mawson overnight.
The vehicle was pursued by police for around two minutes when the pursuit was terminated in Curtin. A second police vehicle recommenced the pursuit a short time later.
The pursuit ran for approximately 17 minutes in total. The offending vehicle stopped after colliding with two stationary vehicles on Furneaux Street, Griffith. Police immediately apprehended and arrested the vehicle’s occupants.
The alleged offenders, a 15-year-old, a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old from South Canberra will face the ACT Children’s Court tomorrow morning charged with taking a motor vehicle without authority and traffic offences including unlicensed driving, furious/reckless/dangerous driving and failing to stop. Further charges may be laid.