Alleged Geraldton car thief 13-years-old

Staff reporterGeraldton Guardian
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A 13-year-old Rangeway boy has been charged over the alleged theft of a car from a Wonthella home, two days after it was burgled.

The burglary, at a property on Third Street, was reported to Geraldton police on Sunday.

Police will allege a number of people then returned to the property on Tuesday night and stole a green Toyota Corolla from the carport.

Officers yesterday charged the boy with criminal damage and stealing a motor vehicle.

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He will face Geraldton Children’s Court.

Geraldton police have also charged three men in relation to two other burglaries over the past week.

A 24-year-old Webberton man was charged over the burglary of a business in Beaver Street, Webberton, on Wednesday night.

Police attended the scene after a security alarm was triggered about 11.45pm.

Officers then found the accused man walking nearby and searched him, allegedly finding several items of interest in his backpack.

He faced Geraldton Magistrate’s Court charged with burglary and stealing and was remanded in custody to appear at a later date.

Then, this morning, officers allegedly found two men hiding at a Pearson Street home in Mount Tarcoola after responding to a report of unusual noises coming from inside the property about 5.10am.

A 34-year-old Northampton man and a 43-year-old Mullewa man were charged with burglary and stealing offences.

They were both remanded in custody to appear at Geraldton Magistrate’s Court.

Meanwhile, a 38-year-old Wandina man was charged after police allegedly found a number of bags of meth during a traffic stop early yesterday.

Officers stopped the man in a green Toyota Corolla on Rifle Range Road, Rangeway, about 12.50am.

He faced Geraldton Magistrate’s Court and was remanded in custody to appear at a later date.

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