6 March 2023

Teen boys accused of crashing stolen car into Nicholls front yard

| Claire Fenwicke
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Two teenagers have been accused of crashing a stolen car in Nicholls. Photo: ACT Policing.

Two teens have been charged with multiple driving offences, accused of crashing a stolen sedan into the garden of a Nicholls home.

Police received reports of two Toyota sedans speeding on the Tuggeranong Parkway at about 9:10 am yesterday (5 March).

Officers found one of the reported vehicles on Gungahlin Drive and followed it into Nicholls.

Police said they saw two teenagers in the front seats.

It’s alleged when officers turned on their lights and sirens, the teens sped off and failed to stop for police before crashing into the front garden of a home on Anne Clarke Avenue a short time later.

Two teenage boys – aged 17 and 16 – were arrested nearby.

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Police allege the crashed Toyota sedan was stolen. Photo: ACT Policing.

The 16-year-old was subsequently charged with failing to stop for police, dangerous driving, driving a motor vehicle without consent, property damage and cannabis possession.

The 17-year-old was charged with riding in a motor vehicle without consent, trespass and weapon possession.

Both boys have been scheduled to front ACT Children’s Court later this month.

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Police are seeking dash-cam footage of a dark-coloured Toyota sedan speeding before 9.30 am yesterday.

If you can help, contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, quoting reference 7369013.

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Trevor Willis3:42 pm 07 Mar 23

Where are the parents of these 2 hoons? They should be the people liable for any damage caused and be forced to attend some kind of course, detailing what can happen when kids turn to crimes. Maybe attend the morgue to see what death can look like. They should also spend a week locked up in the Goulburn (not Canberra) Jail sometime over winter to see how grim and cold crime really is.

Locking juveniles in adult prison as a shock measure sounds like it should work but has been tried in the US on several occassions. It failed and resulted in a higher rate of repeat offences.

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