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13 January, 2022

Youths charged over string of offences after break in

THREE teenage boys aged 13 and 15 have been charged with several offences following a break in at a Kowa Street home on December 28.


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Police will allege the boys gained entry into the home through a closed but unlocked window and stole car keys and a wallet. The boys allegedly pushed the car parked in the driveway out onto the road before driving away. 

The boys drove around before allegedly attending a motel in Williams Close, Mareeba, smashing their way in and stealing alcohol. 

Police commenced an investigation into the incidents and with the help of CCTV vision, were able to identify and arrest the boys. 

A 15-year-old Mareeba boy was charged with one count each of burglary, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, unlicenced driving, entering premises and committing an indictable offence, and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle. He will reappear in the Mareeba Children’s Court at a later date. 

A 13-year-old Mareeba boy was charged with one count each of burglary, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, entering premises and committing an indictable offence and entering premises with intent to commit an indictable offence. He is scheduled to appear in the Mareeba Children’s court at a later date. 

A 13-year-old Mareeba boy was charged with one count of unlawful use of a motor vehicle. He was bailed on strict conditions to appear in the Mareeba Children’s Court at a later date.

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