Community service after theft attempt
A TEENAGER who broke into a Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council vehicle has been ordered to complete 70 hours of unpaid community service.
Dwayne George Dalton, 17, faced two counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle in the Murgon Magistrates Court on Tuesday.
Police Prosecutor Pepe Gangemi told the court the teen attempted to steal a car from Fisher St, Cherbourg.
Sergeant Gangemi said when Dalton could not get the car to start he pushed it down the hill into a paddock.
Dalton then ran from the scene.
On June 4 Sgt Gangemi said Dalton admitted to breaking into the CASC car with a flathead screwdriver.
The car had an ignition lock, which stopped the car from starting, however damage was still caused.
On May 19 a green Camry was stolen from Broadway St, Cherbourg and driven from Cherbourg to Wooroolin then to Kingaroy.
Sgt Gangemi said Dalton admitted being in the vehicle.
Defence solicitor Alan Korvacz said his client pleaded guilty at the earliest possible stage.
Magistrate Graham Hillan said he believed community service was an appropriate punishment.
A conviction was recorded.