Three teens arrested over two stolen car incidents

A TEENAGER stole a car and crashed into a parked on-call ambulance in Wagga, police allege. 

The reckless episode was one of two major incidents involving young teens stealing cars at the weekend, with an additional two boys arrested over an unrelated police pursuit.

A Holden utility, allegedly stolen from a Mair Street home in Turvey Park between 6.30pm and 9.30pm Friday, hit an unoccupied ambulance parked outside a Jannali Place home in Glenfield Park about 10pm.

NSW Ambulance Service's Murrumbidgee zone duty operations manager Eamonn Purcell described damage to be minor.

“It’s lucky no one got hurt,” Mr Purcell said. “It’s fortunate the ambulance was still able to be used as it was an on-call ambulance that we use when our duty ones are out.”

Two people were seen to run from the stolen vehicle.

After starting investigations, a 13-year-old boy was arrested in Ashmont about 12am Saturday.

He was charged with breach of bail.

Meanwhile, two teenagers were arrested after leading police on a pursuit in a stolen vehicle on Friday.

A Ford Falcon panel van was stolen from a home on Hedon Avenue, Turvey Park about 9.20am. 

Officers attempted to stop the vehicle shortly after before a pursuit ensued through residential Ashmont, with speed limits of 50km/h, and out onto the Sturt Highway.

The pursuit was terminated due to safety concerns, but officers later located the vehicle parked on the Sturt Highway, near Kohlhagens Road. 

Police canvassed the area and arrested two boys, aged 14 and 17.

The 14-year-old was charged with break, enter and steal, unlicensed driving, taking and driving conveyance without consent of owner, police pursuit, driving recklessly or speeding in a dangerous manner, exceeding speed over 30km/h, and other unrelated offences.

The older boy was charged with breaching bail and being carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner. 

All three teens were due to appear in Wagga Children’s Court on Saturday.


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