A Golden Plains youth has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $60,000 worth of goods, including six quad bikes, from south-west farms.
The 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty in a court to charges, including trespassing, theft, remove with the intent to steal and driving-related offences.
He will be sentenced on September 4.
Police said on January 5 the youth was clocked driving at 102km/h in a signed 80km/h zone. He did not have a licence and the white Toyota he was driving had false registration plates attached. The vehicle was impounded for 30 days.
Then between March and April, the youth attended a number of properties in Werneth, Jancourt East, Simpson and Scotts Creek with a 21-year-old co-accused.
The youth stole $60,714 worth of goods, including six quad bikes, tools, fishing rods and a voltage tester.
Police attended the youth's home on April 25 and seized four quad bikes, tools and a trailer believed to be stolen.
He was taken to a police station where he made a no comment interview.
An analysis of his mobile phone revealed he was present at most of the properties at the time of the reported thefts.
A search warrant executed at the co-accused's property the following day located a further two quad bikes.
The youth is currently on bail with conditions he not drive a motor vehicle, not associate with the co-accused and abide by a 10pm to 7am curfew.
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