Police have charged four boys over a car theft.
Police have charged four boys over a car theft. FILE

Boys to face court over car theft

FOUR boys are still to face court over charges including car theft and obstructing police.

It is alleged that between July 21 and 22, a Nissan Qashqai station wagon was stolen from a Montserrat Pl address at Forest Lake.  

At about 2pm on Sunday, the vehicle was observed travelling through the Yarraman and Nanango divisions towards Kingaroy.  

Murgon Senior Sergeant Lance Guteridge said officers from the Cherbourg, Murgon and Kingaroy units attempted to intercept the vehicle on the Bunya Highway as it went through Tingoora, Wondai and Murgon however it is alleged the driver failed to stop.  

At about 2.30pm, police successfully deployed a tyre deflation device on Cherbourg Rd with the vehicle coming to a stop at the intersection with Stan Mickelo Dr.  

According to a Queensland Police Service spokesperson, it is alleged four boys ran from the vehicle and were taken into custody a short time later.  

A 17-year-old Cherbourg boy is charged with one count each of burglary, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, stealing, receiving tainted property, possess utensil and obstruct police.  

A 15-year-old Inala boy is charged with one count each of burglary, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, stealing, receiving tainted property, unlicensed driving, obstruct police and two counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.  

A 13-year-old Inala boy is charged with one count each of burglary, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, stealing, receiving tainted property and obstruct police.  

A 13-year-old Inala boy is charged with one count each of burglary, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, enter and commit indictable offence, stealing, obstruct police and threatening violence.  

A police officer received a minor injury to his forehead during the search for the boys.  

All offenders were arrested and refused bail.  

Their hearing at Kingaroy Children's Court was adjourned on Monday and the offenders were remanded in custody.

Two boys are due to appear in court on Tuesday, July 24, and the others are due to appear at a later date.

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