4 April, 2023
Teens go on crime spree
THREE teenage boys have been charged after they went on a crime spree last week involving multiple property offences in Atherton and Mareeba.
Police managed to locate the boys, aged 13, 14 and 15, last Tuesday after a number of break-ins during which they allegedly stole alcohol, soft drinks and cash and other property.
Their crime spree started on 26 March around 3.20am when they allegedly gained entry to a business on the corner of Doyle Street and Riordan Street, Mareeba and stole a quantity of alcohol.
Around 10.20pm on 27 March, the boys allegedly gained entry to a business on Byrnes Street and stole a quantity of alcohol.
At approximately 10.50pm on the same evening, they allegedly gained entry to a business in Doyle Street, Mareeba, where they stole alcohol and soft drinks.
On 28 March, they targeted Atherton, allegedly gaining entry to an address in Railway Lane, Atherton about 1.50am where they allegedly stole a quantity of alcohol.
At around 3.40am, they allegedly gained entry to a house in Victoria Street and stole a quantity of property.
A short time later, around 4.30am, the three allegedly entered a business on Jessop Road and stole a quantity of alcohol and cash.
The 13-year-old Mareeba boy was charged with one count of wilful damage and four counts of enter premises, while the 15-year-old Atherton boy was charged with six counts of entering premises.
A 14-year-old Blackwater boy was charged with six counts of entering premises and one count each of attempted entry and enter dwelling.
All three are scheduled to appear at the Mareeba Children’s Court at a later date.
Investigations are ongoing, and anyone with any information in relation to these matters are encouraged to contact police.
Meanwhile three local boys have been charged with the alleged theft of motor-bikes from a Mareeba business.
On Thursday 30 March, three boys allegedly used a hard object to smash the front window of a Herberton Street business and once inside, they stole three motorbikes.
All of the motorbikes have been recovered.