Three teenage boys squeezed on to a motor scooter were stopped taking the bike for a spin at Bomford St, in Blenheim on Wednesday night, police say.
Constable Michelle Stagg, of Blenheim, said the black scooter had been reported stolen on June 15, when the owner parked it on the Taylor River Reserve at 10pm and found it gone when he returned 20 minutes later.
The licence plates had been removed and the ignition barrel had been ripped out when the boys were pulled over this week, Miss Stagg said.
A 15-year-old boy was driving the scooter, with a 16-year-old and an 11-year-old on the back.
The 15-year-old, a student, and the 16-year-old, unemployed, were arrested for unlawfully taking a motor vehicle and will appear in Blenheim Youth Court on July 2.
The 11-year-old boy was referred to the Blenheim Youth Aid Section, Miss Stagg said.
Other arrests on Wednesday:
A 21-year-old man was arrested for breaching a protection order. He was held in custody and appeared in the Blenheim District Court yesterday.
A 36-year-old man was arrested on a warrant.
A 25-year-old man was arrested for breaching community work at 3.40pm.
- The Marlborough Express