Alleged thief sniffed out | Gawler Bunyip – Australia News

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A POLICE dog was called in to track down the driver of a stolen car, which drove into a give way sign in Gawler South in the early hours of yesterday morning.

A 41-year-old Morphett Vale man was arrested in Gawler South, on Tuesday morning, and charged with illegal use, driving without due care, and unlawful possession and theft, in relation to the theft of a Toyota Camry from Hindmarsh Square in the city on Saturday night.

At around 2.45am on Tuesday, a patrol spotted the stolen Camry on Adelaide Road, Gawler South, but it took off from police and was not pursued.

The Camry collided with a give way sign on the opposite side of the road as it drove away.

Patrols flooded the area and located the stolen car abandoned in Bray Road five minutes later.

The police dog, Ice, was called in and tracked the offender from the stolen car to a nearby address.

Further enquiries at that address uncovered more registration plates that had been stolen from a car at Modbury that same night, and a set of stolen Queensland plates.

The man was refused police bail and appeared in the Elizabeth Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

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