Police update 3: Operation Romeo Seville at Townsville

A number of people have been arrested overnight and this morning following the establishment of new police operation launched in Townsville this week targeting criminal activity and property crime.

Shortly before 10am, officers attended Osprey Court in Condon where a 19-year-old man and 17-year-old girl were taken into custody without incident.

The pair are currently assisting police with inquiries.

A 27-year-old man was also arrested this morning on an outstanding warrant and also charged with wilful damage and drug offences.

Overnight, a 10-year-old boy was arrested and charged with property crime related offences. He appeared in Townsville Children’s Court and granted bail to reappear on October 30.

Acting Superintendent Damien Crosby said a total of 13 people have now been arrested on more than 60 charges since Operation Romeo Seville started.

“We are quietly confident that all of the key principal offenders from this week’s protracted period of criminal offending, involving multiple stolen motor vehicles, have all now been taken into custody,” Acting Superintendent Damien Crosby said.

“However, we are not being complacent, and the resources, objectives and intent associated with Operation Romeo Seville will continue until further advised.

“Again, we would like to thank the community of Townsville for the level of support, assistance and information they have provided on a daily basis.”

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

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