Crime Stoppers

Combined effort leads to capture of four - Alice Springs

Friday 03-Aug-2018 15:09

A combined effort by Alice Springs teams has resulted in the charging of four people allegedly involved with a stolen vehicle overnight.

Police allege a residence was unlawfully entered between 7pm and 9:30pm last night and a Toyota Hilux was stolen from the property.

Shortly after 10pm, police located the vehicle travelling south on the Stuart Highway and a pursuit commenced by General Duties (GDs) officers and the Southern Dog Operations Unit (SDOU).

Strike Force Winx members successfully deployed a tyre deflation device on Bradshaw Drive and the vehicle came to a stop in a nearby camp.

Two females were arrested by GDs and the SDOU as they attempted to flee on foot, with Patrol Dog Loki tracking the remaining two offenders over 300 metres through bush. They were arrested by GDs in nearby houses.

Two thirteen-year-olds are being considered for youth diversion. A 15-year-old has been charged with unlawful entry, stealing, drive unlicensed and unlawful use of a motor vehicle and an 18-year-old was charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle.