Duo charged with vehicle theft and other offences


A 30-year-old Watson man and his 27-year-old sister have been charged with vehicle theft and other offences after they were apprehended by police in Kaleen yesterday.

About 3.00am yesterday (Thursday, 10 March 2022), the man allegedly stole a Nissan X-Trail from a residence in Bonner however the vehicle was fitted with a Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking system.

Using the tracking system, police were able to locate the car in Turner where they attempted a traffic stop, however the driver evaded police by driving in a dangerous and erratic manner.

Later, at about  10.30am, GPS information indicated the vehicle had stopped in Kaleen near the Barton Highway and after deploying a police tracking dog, officers were able to locate the duo nearby.

The individuals allegedly had a quantity of stolen property, drug paraphernalia, knives and a number of keys to other vehicles, also believed to be stolen.

The couple were taken into custody where the man returned a positive result to an oral fluid analysis drug test.

The duo will be charged with a number of offences including breach of bail conditions, un-licenced driving, drive with a prescribed drug, aggravated furious/reckless/dangerous driving, fail to stop for police, possess knives without excuse, possession of stolen property and drive/ride in vehicle without consent.

The man was also out on bail after appearing in court on charges of aggravated burglary, driving a motor vehicle without consent, minor theft and the destruction of property. 

The man appear in the ACT Magistrates Court today. The woman was provided police bail to appear in court at a later date.  

Police are reminding people not to leave keys or valuables in their unattended vehicles. Modern vehicles cannot be stolen without the keys so they must be secured at all times.  

Anyone with information about vehicle thefts in the ACT is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Information can be provided anonymously. 


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Police Media — (02) 5126 9070, act-police-media@afp.gov.au

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