Coffs Harbour police station sign NSW.  26 April  2016.
Coffs Harbour police station sign NSW. 26 April 2016. Trevor Veale

Three teens arrested as crime rises in small CQ town

THREE Central Queensland teenagers have been arrested and are being dealt with under the Youth Justice Act following multiple incidents recently.

A 15-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl were arrested last Saturday after Blackwater police were called to attend an address in Stower St in relation to allegations two people have broken into a home.

Police found the two teenagers unlawfully inside a home and the pair were arrested.

Less than 24 hours later, Blackwater police were conduction mobile patrols when they allegedly observed a 14-year-old boy unlawfully within the yard of a residence.

As a result of further investigations, the boy was charged and is being dealt with under the Youth Justice Act.

Overall, it was a busy weekend for Blackwater police with crews called to multiple break and enter incidents and stealing incidents.

Between Friday November 4 and Saturday November 5, they were called to attend a business premises on Mackenzie Street in relation to a smashed window.

They are appealing for anyone with any information in relation to this matter to contact Blackwater Police or Crime Stoppers.

They are also appealing for information in relation to an incident in Karri St on Saturday, November 5 in which the window of a vehicle was smashed.

Blackwater Police have been called to attend a number of offences relating to unlawful entry and stealing from vehicles. F

urther investigations in relation to these matters are continuing. P

olice are continuing to work with the community to solve these offences and prevent them from occurring. Police would like to remind the community to ensure vehicles are locked and no valuables are on display.

Police are continuing vehicle and foot patrols of local streets in addition to responding to calls for service in relation to reports of suspect persons or offences. 

Remember if the crime is happening now, call Triple Zero (000), and otherwise call Policelink on 131 444 to report non-urgent incidents 24/7.

Please assist your local police by obtaining a detailed description of any suspect persons (if safe to do so), including their direction of travel and report these to your local police.



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