Two teenagers were caught up a creek without a paddle last
night after allegedly stealing a canoe from Kaikorai Valley
Constable Jeremy Buis, of Dunedin, said police were called to
Kaikorai Stream about 9pm after a member of the public saw
the two 16-year-old males - both pupils of Kaikorai Valley
College - with a canoe.
After a short manhunt they were apprehended in Kaikorai
Stream ''and pulled out soaking wet'' by police just before
10pm, Const Buis said.
The pair allegedly intended to take the canoe down Kaikorai
Stream ''without paddles'', but were instead discovered by a
member of the public who followed them and then called police
- meaning they never got the canoe in the water.
They were due to be interviewed last night and would be
referred to Youth Aid for theft.