An Ashmont youth has been arrested for breaching bail conditions in relation to court hearings on 34 offences, including car theft.
Detective Chief Inspector Andrew Spliet said some of the allegations to be heard again the youth related to incidents where vehicles were stolen and later set alight.
“He had bail conditions to comply with certain obligations that he hadn’t done, and as a result warrants were taken out and he is back before the court on those 34 matters,” Inspector Spliet said.
Wagga police pursued a number of inquiries in the Ashmont area on Sunday to locate a 17-year-old male.
“He was arrested and charged on warrants; the male was currently on bail and hadn’t been complying with his bail in relation to 34 offences ” Inspector Spliet said.
“Those offences related to a number of property and stolen motor vehicles previous in the Wagga area, so obviously it was good to arrest him an put him before the court.
“Bail has been refused.”
Inspector Spliet said the original charges related to incidents spread across the past 12 months.
“It’s a good result. I number of inquiries by police located that young person,” he said.
“We try and locate people who breach bail; we do that daily.
“A number of police attended after we received some information. We spoke to residents and ended up locating the male.”
Stolen car runs off highway
A car stolen from Wagga on Sunday afternoon was later involved in a crash.
Detective Chief Inspector Andrew Spliet said an 18-year-old male had been charged and bail refused.
“There was a car stolen from Turvey Park area. Police conducted a number of patrols and located that vehicle on the Sturt Highway near the Olympic Highway,” he said.
“It lost control and left the roadway.
“Police attended and located man who was running from the vehicle and there was a short foot pursuit.”