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Pursuit Wednesday

By 22 December 2010 13

This in from ACT Policing:

ACT Policing has arrested the drivers of two vehicles involved in separate pursuits today (Wednesday, December 22).

In the first pursuit, police were searching for a black Audi Q7 which was stolen overnight from a house in O’Connor. Officers located the Audi in Blackett Street, Downer around 11:14am in which time a pursuit commenced.

The driver of the Audi stopped the vehicle on Legge Street, Downer and was arrested.

The 13 year-old male driver has been charged with a number of traffic offences and will face court at a later date.

In a separate incident, police attempted to stop a red Ford Falcon on Athllon Drive, Greenway around 11:19am. The Ford Falcon failed to stop for police and a pursuit ensued, travelling along Athllon and Drakeford Drive and Boddington Crescent, Kambah before being terminated by police.

Other police in the area have located the vehicle on Kambah Pool Road and re-engaged the pursuit. The driver has stopped the vehicle at the end of Kambah Pool Road and fled on foot.

The 24-year-old male driver was apprehended after a foot pursuit and conveyed to the ACT Watch House where he was charged with a number of traffic offences, including being an unlicenced driver and driving an unregistered motor vehicle.

The male will face the ACT Magistrates Court on Thursday, 23 December 2010.

Police are urging anyone who observed either pursuits to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.

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13 Responses to
Pursuit Wednesday
dtc 5:25 pm
22 Dec 10
#1

13 year old male driver!

Doesnt he know the Q7 is for families? If he isnt stopped, next it will be a camry

pollyanna 6:14 pm
22 Dec 10
#2

Here we go again.

Sure lads, your human rights say you must not be held in custody, even in a really nice human rights compliant prison.

So back out and do it all again, over a quarter of the ACT’s road deaths this year have been caused by letting these sort of dickheads out.

Any input Ms. Charlesworth, Ms. Watchirs or even the international human rights expert JS himself?

Skidbladnir 6:20 pm
22 Dec 10
#3

black Audi Q7 which was stolen… The 13 year-old male driver has been charged…

13 year olds want to steal and drive soccer parent cars these days?
Lunatics.

In a separate incident… located the vehicle on Kambah Pool Road and re-engaged the pursuit. The driver has stopped the vehicle at the end of Kambah Pool Road and fled on foot.

You’re in a police pursuit, and you go down a long (but ultimately dead-end) road, with a nudist beach at the end of it, and you run towards the naked men?

Wraith 6:54 pm
22 Dec 10
#4

“You’re in a police pursuit, and you go down a long (but ultimately dead-end) road, with a nudist beach at the end of it, and you run towards the naked men?”

Come on its obvious, he obviously was late for a date………

shadow boxer 9:28 pm
22 Dec 10
#5

I assume a 13 yo would need the keys to steal an Audi ? either that or they have crappy immobilisers

parle 12:04 am
23 Dec 10
#6

“I assume a 13 yo would need the keys to steal an Audi ? either that or they have crappy immobilisers”

yes good point. Though even for professionals stealing this car it is done with the owners keys, duress or trucked away.

It is not possible to start this car without the original keys. As the ECU provides the ‘immobilisation’ feature for this car it can not be bypassed by professionals in the same manner as with black wire/relay retrofit immobilisers.

Even if a replacement coded key is made by the manufacturer it still requires the car to visit a dealer to register the replacement key to the ECU using the factory diagnostic computer.

screaming banshee 8:06 am
23 Dec 10
#7

Let the 13 year old out, but break his legs first so the prick can spend 12 months in a wheelchair.

VanH 8:50 am
23 Dec 10
#8

Another good job by the Police to catch these pain in the mother F*c*ing backsides who are forever causing our insurance premiums to rise! Not to mention the fact that these stupid car thieves are potential killers and they dont even know it. When will the law get tougher on these people? They will be back doing it again in no time…………….

Chief Ten Beers 8:55 am
23 Dec 10
#9

Actually audi q7s are the hardest to steal in their class, Audis mostly are. I’d say this kid did have access to the main keys.

http://www.nrma.com.au/keeping-safe-secure/car-safety/car-theft-ratings/tables.shtml

Tooks 9:16 am
23 Dec 10
#10

A lot of newer model cars are stolen during burglaries. How many of us put our car keys on the kitchen bench, table, hook on the wall etc – I know I do.

VanH 10:25 am
23 Dec 10
#11

I agree with “Screaming Banshee” and maybe the Parents or gaurdians should be hevaily fined, charged and put on parental probation!!!! I remeber when i was 13, If I stole a toy car then I would cop a flogging let alone stealing a real car……

p1 10:27 am
23 Dec 10
#12

A lot of newer model cars are stolen during burglaries. How many of us put our car keys on the kitchen bench, table, hook on the wall etc – I know I do.

Yup, I do too. I make a point of putting them all away if I am going away for the weekend, but any random weeknight…

Luckily my car isn’t exactly a target for thieves. :(

georgesgenitals 11:35 am
23 Dec 10
#13

When we go away we pack all our genuine valuables (eg musical instruments, jewellery, etc) into the boot of my car, which we then lock and alarm, inside our locked garage, and take the keys away with us.

During a normal evening, the car lives in the locked garage, but usually with windows down.

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