Teen charged over multiple car thefts – Operation Mongoose North

Police have charged a teen with multiple driving offences as a part of an investigation under Operation Mongoose North.

About 3.20pm on Wednesday (27 March 2024), police attempted to stop a car on Thorburn Street, Nimbin, following reports the vehicle was driving dangerously.

Officers attached to Richmond Police District and Highway and Traffic Patrol Command located the vehicle abandoned nearby on Stewarts Way, Nimbin.

Following inquiries police arrested a 17-year-old boy at Nimbin Police Station.

He was charged with be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner, dishonesty obtain property by deception, drive conveyance taken without consent of owner, drive while licence cancelled, use class A vehicle displaying misleading number plate, drive recklessly or furiously or speed or manner dangerous, drive while licence cancelled, use unregistered registrable class A motor vehicle on road, use uninsured motor vehicle and not stop vehicle when directed to do so.

Police will allege in court the boy was involved in multiple car thefts across the Casuarina, Wollongbar, Ballina and Nimbin areas.

He was refused bail to appear before Children’s Court today (Friday 29 March 2024).

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