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3 MAITLAND TEENS UNDER 15 CHARGED AND REFUSED BAIL


  • 4 Maitland teens arrested over a spate of break-ins
  • 3 refused bail
  • 1 teen granted conditional bail

Four teens have been charged following an investigation into a number of break-ins in the Maitland area.

Officers from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District commenced an investigation after a number of business at a Rutherford shopping centre and a Maitland motel were broken into during January and early February.

About 10.30am today (Friday 14 February 2020), police attended the shopping centre after a 13-year-old boy was detained by security. Officers arrested the teen and he was taken to Maitland Police Station.

Following inquiries, investigators arrested two girls, aged 14, at a Rutherford home about 11am. Both were taken to Maitland Police Station.

About 1.40pm, a 13-year-old boy, accompanied by his mother, attended Maitland Police Station where he was arrested.

One boy was charged with two counts of enter inclosed land not prescribed premises without lawful excuse, enter vehicle or boat without consent of owner/occupier, larceny, two counts of aggravated break and enter dwelling in company – steal, common assault, and an outstanding warrant was executed.

The other was charged with two counts of aggravated break and enter dwelling in company – steal, enter inclosed land not prescribed premises without lawful excuse, and breach of bail.

Both were refused bail to appear at a children’s court tomorrow (Saturday 15 February 2020.

One girl was charged with six counts of enter inclosed land not prescribed premises without lawful excuse, Enter vehicle or boat without consent of owner/occupier, and larceny.

She appeared at a children’s court today and was formally refused bail to appear on Friday 28 February 2020.

The other was charged with two counts of enter inclosed land not prescribed premises without lawful excuse, enter vehicle or boat without consent of owner/occupier, larceny, and dishonestly obtain property by deception.

She was granted conditional bail to appear at a children’s court on Friday 27 March 2020.