UPDATE: TWO BOYS have been charged after fleeing from a car crash and trying to outrun and a police dog.
The pair were allegedly driving a stolen car in Upper Coomera around 7pm on Monday when they crashed along Antler Street.
Police claim the car had been stolen from Logan earlier in the night.
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Officers called in the Gold Coast dog squad which worked to track down the boys at a Grammar Street home a short time later.
It’s understood while one of the boys was been taken into custody, he refused to comply with officers warnings to stop struggling and trying to flee.
The boy’s accused of then punching Police Dog Hondo in the head and pulling his ears.
He was apprehended by the police dog shortly after.
The boy received medical treatment for minor stomach and back injuries before being released back into police custody.
PD Hondo was not seriously injured during the incident.
A 16-year-old Beenleigh boy has been charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle, driving a motor vehicle without a licence, obstruct police and assaulting a police dog.
A 16-year-old Kingston boy has been charged with one count each of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and obstruct police.
They will be dealt with under the provision of the Youth Justice Act.
EARLIER: A TEENAGE boy has allegedly punched a police dog in the head and pulled its ears in a desperate attempt to outrun officers on the Gold Coast overnight.
Police were called to Antler Street, Upper Coomera just after 7pm on Monday following reports two teenage boys had fled the scene of a single vehicle crash.
The car involved – reported to be a white Holden commodore – was suspected to have been stolen and the dog squad was called in to track down the male occupants who ditched the crashed car and ran off.
During a search of the area, the two teens were found hiding in a nearby street.
Police said a 16-year-old boy continued to run from police, despite being instructed five times to stop.
It’s alleged the boy struck police dog Hondo on the head and pulled his ears before he was eventually apprehended by the dog.
He was treated by paramedics for minor stomach and back injuries before being released back into police custody.
In a statement to media last night, police said two people were assisting them with their enquiries.
Police said Hondo was not seriously injured during the incident.
Investigations are continuing.