Teen charged after being found asleep in allegedly stolen car

Mornington Peninsula Crime Investigation Unit detectives have charged a teen after he was found sleeping in an allegedly stolen vehicle in Sommerville early this morning.

Officers spotted the allegedly stolen white Nissan station wagon in a carpark on Eramosa Road about 3am.

Police approached the vehicle to discover a male youth asleep inside.

After gaining access to the vehicle, officers arrested the teen.

It is alleged that the Nissan was stolen during a burglary in Clyde yesterday.

A 16-year-old Korong Vale boy has been charged with theft of a motor vehicle, burglary and fail to stop vehicle on police direction.

He will appear before a Children’s Court at a later date.

As part of Operation Trinity, significant numbers of local police are working alongside the Air Wing, Dog Squad and Public Order Response Team every single night to prevent burglaries and car thefts from occurring.

Victoria Police has a dedicated Melbourne-wide operation in place targeting aggravated home burglaries and associated car thefts.

/Public Release. View in full here.