8 July, 2022
Boys charged over school vandalism
WINDOWS have been smashed at both Mareeba State High and Mareeba State Primary schools, but police have already nabbed the alleged culprits, charging two 14-year-old boys with the crime.
The damage was caused last Tuesday and includes windows smashed in several classrooms of the high school, multiple doors jemmied open at the primary school, windows smashed and a number of walls graffitied.
The boys were charged with trespassing and enter premises to the schools and are scheduled to appear at the Mareeba Children’s Court at a later date.
Meanwhile, on the same day, four youths were charged with burglary and unlawful use of a motor vehicle, allegedly stolen from a Walsh Street address.
Police will allege three girls aged 13, 14 and 15 as well as a 13-year-old boy, all from Mareeba, gained entry to the property and stole a grey Hyundai i30.
The vehicle has since been located. All four are scheduled to appear at the Mareeba Children’s court at a later date.