Crime Stoppers

Youth Absconder Arrested – Alice Springs

Wednesday 12-Jul-2017 10:12

Members from Strike Force Winx have charged a 16-year-old male who allegedly absconded from a youth diversion facility on Friday 7 July.

Detective Senior Sergeant Peter Malley said the offender was arrested yesterday at the Alice Springs railway yards after a 3km foot pursuit about 9am.

The youth was charged with:

  • Unlawful entry - building
  • Damage to property
  • Stealing
  • Aggravated unlawful use of a motor vehicle
  • Drive unlicensed
  • Breach of bail
  • Hinder police
  • Resist police in the execution of their duty

He was remanded in custody to appear in the Alice Springs Local Court today.

17-year-old Ethan Jones is the last remaining absconder who is still outstanding and police are asking for anyone with any information regarding his whereabouts to contact them on 131 444.