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June 22, 2017

Busted: A P-plate driver was caught allegedly driving 135km/h on Golf Course Rd in Barooga last week.

Teen joyride cut short by police

A group of joyriding teenagers had their night cut short after being discovered allegedly driving around in a stolen vehicle.

Police believe the six teens, aged from 14 to 16, stole a car from Oasis Village about 11.30-11.45pm on Saturday night and took it for a joyride around the area.

Cobram Police Senior Constable John Brunskill said they happened to be patrolling about 1.45am on Sunday morning when they noticed the vehicle on Campbell Rd, which looked suspicious.

‘‘We saw the car parked on the side of the road, and as we approached, they took off and we pursued them for about 100m, before they stopped and fled the car,’’ he said.

‘‘We caught two females on foot and the four boys fled.’’

Three of the boys handed themselves in to police later that day.

Sen Const Brunskill said police were expecting to charge four of the youths, while two were assisting with inquiries.

One boy, from Shepparton, is yet to be questioned over the incident, with the remaining five all local youths.

Sen Const Brunskill said it was a reminder for people to lock their cars.

‘‘There are opportunistic thieves out there — lock-up your car, put it in a garage and lock that and take your keys inside,’’ he said.

P-plater charged with speeding

A young driver will face court after being detected allegedly driving more than 80km/h above the speed limit.

NSW police detected the driver, on a P2 licence, travelling at 135km/h in a 50km/h zone along Golf Course Rd in Barooga at 7.17am last Thursday.

The driver was issued a Court Attendance Notice for driving at a dangerous speed and exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km/h on a P2 licence.

The driver’s licence was also suspended until the court day in July.

Burglary spree ends in court

A Shepparton man will face court after being arrested for an alleged spree of burglaries and motor vehicle thefts after he was disturbed at two properties in Toolamba on Friday night.

He has been charged with 65 dishonesty offences, relating to offending in Shepparton, Cobram and Toolamba between May and June.

It’s alleged the value of the spree exceeded $100000.

He was bailed at Shepparton Magistrates’ Court on Monday to appear again on September 12.

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