Teen remanded in custody after one-person crime wave

A YOUNG offender with an already unenviable history of property offences was remanded in custody after an appearance in Gladstone Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

The 16-year-old faced four property-related charges from Biloela, before lodging an application for bail which was opposed by police prosecutor Mick O'Rourke.

He was in breach of a conditional release order for previous offences at the time of the latest charges, which were of a similar nature.

Sergeant O'Rourke told the court police opposed bail due to the overwhelming risk of the youth re-offending, especially in a rural area.

"One person can be a crime wave in rural communities," Sgt O'Rourke told the court.

Magistrate Russell Warfield agreed with the objection to bail, remanding the youth in custody, to reappear via video link in Gladstone Children's Court at 9am on June 19.



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