Police from Crime Command including the Gang Crime Squad along with North West Metro Region and Southern Metro Region have arrested a further six males over the weekend as part of Operation Alliance.
Two teens were arrested by police in an allegedly stolen vehicle in Cardigan Street, Carlton about 9:30pm on Saturday 10 October.
The vehicle, a Honda Odyssey, was allegedly stolen from a residential address in Meadow Heights on 7 October.
A 16-year-old from Kings Park was charged with theft of a motor vehicle, traffic offences, possessing a drug of dependence and bail offences.
A 17-year-old from Point Cook was charged with theft of a motor vehicle, possess drug of dependence, handle stolen goods and bail offence.
Both teens were also charged fined in relation to breaching the Chief Health Officer’s directions.
A few hours later, a further four teens were arrested without incident in another allegedly stolen vehicle on the Western Highway in Rockbank about 1am.
That vehicle, a Volkswagen Passat, was allegedly stolen from a Springvale address on 8 October.
A 17-year-old from Cranbourne and a 16-year-old from Dandenong have been charged with theft of a motor vehicle, conduct endangering life and bail offences.
Both males were remanded to appear at a children’s court at a later date.
Two other teens, both males aged 16 from Berwick and Endeavour Hills, have each been charged with theft of a motor vehicle and conduct endangering life.
They were bailed to appear at a Children’s Court at a later date.
Operation Alliance will be ongoing in various parts of the state with a range of regional units and members from Crime Command coming together in a joint effort to deter and disrupt the anticipated increase in offences as restrictions ease.
The state-wide operation aims to combat predicted increases in certain high harm offences as coronavirus restrictions are lifted or reduced.