A Bowen teen has been charged with multiple offences. Photo: File
A Bowen teen has been charged with multiple offences. Photo: File

Bowen teen charged with evading police in stolen car

A Bowen teenager is facing multiple charges after he allegedly evaded police in a stolen vehicle.

Bowen Police officer-in-charge Craig Shepherd said a Hyundai sedan was stolen from a Bowen property overnight on Wednesday and then evaded police early Thursday morning.

A member of the public then told police they had seen a vehicle driving around on a rim, as the rubber tyre had fallen off.

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Senior Sergeant Shepherd said police then found the stolen vehicle near the Bowen Coke Works on Gordon St and when police patrolled the area they apprehended a 13-year-old Bowen boy.

The boy was taken into custody and charged with multiple offences including unlawful use of a motor vehicle, evading police, unlicensed driving and possession of tainted property.

Sen-Sgt Shepherd said the teen was released on police bail with stringent conditions including a curfew.

He is scheduled to appear at Bowen Children's Court on March 30.