A 17-YEAR-OLD youth has been remanded in custody after yesterday being charged with a range of theft-related offences in the Portland region.
The youth, who cannot be named because he is aged under 18, appeared in a court yesterday afternoon for a remand hearing.
Portland police detectives have charged the youth with six offences, including burglary, theft and theft of a motor vehicle.
A court heard that the youth was expected to be charged with almost 40 offences in total.
Through his solicitor, the teen indicated he would plead guilty to those allegations.
The youth did not apply for bail and was remanded in custody by the magistrate on what was referred to as “holding charges” until his next court date on February 28.
At that hearing the accused is expected to plead guilty to the finalised charges.
Police investigations into the youth’s alleged activities are continuing but it is not known at this stage if there will be even more charges laid.