Stolen items found in joyriders' car - police

Five young Dunedin people have been charged or referred to Youth Aid after being found allegedly joyriding in a car belonging to one of their parents.

A police patrol stopped the vehicle in Hope St about 2.25am yesterday, Sergeant Chris George said.

The male and female occupants were aged between 15 and 20.

Police discovered the car had been taken from the home of one of the occupants without the parents' knowledge.

Property allegedly stolen from a vehicle in Roslyn was found in the car.

The incident was not related to a spree of car break-ins in Roslyn on Friday night, Sgt George said.

Two 15-year-old boys were stopped by police in Roslyn about midnight with two digital cameras and other property which was believed to have been stolen from vehicles.

Police were investigating whether the boys were responsible for 30 vehicle break-ins in Roslyn and Wakari on Friday evening, he said.

The pair were referred to Youth Aid.

Two young Dunedin men are facing charges after crashing their vehicles in separate incidents on Sunday.

A 19-year-old who crashed into a fence in Bryant St, Kenmure, at 4am, returned a breath-alcohol level of 761mcg, Sgt George said yesterday.

A 20-year-old whose car went down a bank at the intersection of Junction Rd and Adderley Tce, Ravensbourne, on Saturday night or Sunday morning was located some hours later and recorded a level of 493mcg, he said.

Both will appear in court charged with drink-driving and careless use.


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