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    2019 - 01.21

    Three offenders have been charged for stealing and extensively damaging a Disabled Peoples Incorporated transport vehicle.Three offenders have been charged for allegedly stealing a vehicle from Disabled Peoples Incorporated last week.
    Nanjing Night Net

    Two youths and a 19-year-old male have been charged with numerous offences after reportedly stealing the white Toyota sedan at about 10am last Tuesday.

    The vehicle is used by the not-for-profit organisation for transporting disabled, aged and infirm community members to medical appointments and outings.

    Shortly after being stolen, motorists noticed the car driving in a dangerous manner in the vicinity of Westland Shopping Centre and reported the driver to DPI.

    DPI president Greg Byrne said he apologised for the incident as it was not one of the organisation’s volunteer drivers and staff were glad no one was injured as a result.

    Whyalla police then received reports of the vehicle being driven suspiciously in the Point Lowly area just before 11.30am that day.

    Patrols spotted the car on the Lincoln Highway and attempted to stop it however, the car drove off at speed.

    Another patrol then followed the car after it was seen driving erratically in scrubland behind Stuart High School.

    The car was found abandoned near Charles Avenue in Whyalla Norrie.

    Property recovered from inside the car led police to the offenders.

    A 19-year-old man from Whyalla Norrie was arrested and charged with theft, illegal use of property, speeding in a dangerous manner, engaging in a police pursuit and driving unlicenced.

    A 12-year-old boy from Whyalla Norrie was also arrested charged with serious criminal trespass, two counts of theft and illegal use of property.

    The 19-year-old male was bailed by Whyalla Magistrates Court to appear at a later date while the 12-year-old male youth was bailed by Whyalla Youth Court to also appear at a later date.

    The 13-year-old female youth was released on police bail to appear in Whyalla Youth Court.

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