Teenagers' joy ride
TWO juveniles were dealt with by Gympie detectives yesterday after they allegedly stole a Toyota Camry overnight on Sunday and took it for a joy ride before dumping it on Monday morning.
One aged 14, was held in custody yesterday and has been given a notice to appear in Gympie children’s court.
It is believed that the car was stolen from Stanley Lane.
Police located the vehicle behind the Gympie Ten Pin bowling alley along Potter Street, partly hidden in scrub just after 10am yesterday.
The front of the car had been damaged, it was also missing its left hand mirror but seemed driveable.
Gympie police are also investigating a car fire early on Saturday morning. About 5am, the car, which was located in a vacant lot behind a two metre high fence topped with barbed wire along Brisbane Road near Pengelly’s Bridge, caught on fire.
It was in between two trucks for sale in the same lot.
A Gympie fire and rescue service officer said there were suspicious circumstances surrounding the fire, which destroyed the Toyota sedan.
Earlier on the same night fire officers were called out to two bin fires near the One Mile soccer and cricket fields.
The fires, in industrial bins, were reported about 2am.
Fire fighters were able to extinguish the fires before any buildings caught on fire. It is unknown if the fires are linked.