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19 April, 2024

Charges over crime spree

THREE Mareeba teenagers have been charged over a spate of break-ins and vehicle thefts allegedly committed in Mareeba, Atherton and Innisfail last week.

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It will be alleged a 16-year-old boy entered a residence on Dickson Street Mareeba on 7 April before stealing keys, a wallet and a vehicle and driving it to Atherton. It will also be alleged the boy broke into a house on Janda Street, Atherton on 8 April, and stole vehicle keys and other items before stealing the vehicle and abandoning it in Rangeview.

Police further allege two 14-year-old boys broke into a house on Jamieson Street, Mareeba on 8 April and stole wallets, jewellery, vehicle keys and a vehicle before driving to Atherton to pick up the 16-year-old boy. The three boys then allegedly drove back to Mareeba before stealing a second vehicle from the same house on Jamieson Street.

The next day, the boys allegedly into a house on Golf Links Road Atherton and stole another vehicle which was driven to Mareeba.

Police will allege the 16-year-old then broke into a house on Parklands Circuit, Mareeba, stealing a bag and another vehicle before driving to Innisfail. The boy also allegedly entered a house on Ernest Street Innisfail and took money and an ash tray.

Police will also allege the youth was party to several break and enters in Innisfail during 9-10 April in which phones, money and a vehicle were stolen.

The 16-year-old Mareeba boy was charged with six counts of enter dwelling and commit, five counts of unlawful entry of motor vehicle, three counts each of attempted enter dwelling at night and one count each of enter dwelling with intent by break and enter premises and commit indictable offence.

He was denied bail and will appear in the Mareeba Childrens Court.

A 14-year-old Mareeba boy was charged with one count of unlawful use of motor vehicle.

A 14-year-old Mareeba boy was charged with two counts of unlawful use of motor vehicle and one count of enter dwelling and commit.


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