Three teenagers and a man have been charged, as part of Operation Vikings, after a spate of property thefts in the state’s south in late August, 2019.
Between 9pm on Friday 30 August 2019 and 3am Saturday 31 August 2019, it is alleged three teenagers and a man– aged 16, 17, 17 and 18 – stole a white Subaru Impreza from a home on Broad Street, Narrandera, as well as some other property.
The Murrumbidgee Proactive Crime Team was contacted and began investigations. On Thursday 10 October 2019, three of the males were located, arrested and charged.
The 18-year-old man was charged with take and drive conveyance, larceny and traffic offences. He was refused bail and is due before Wagga Wagga Local Court today (Friday 11 October 2019).
The 17-year-old teenage boy was charged with take and drive conveyance, larceny and traffic offences. He was granted strict bail and is due to appear before children’s court on Friday 25 October 2019.
The 16-year-old teenage boy was charged with be carried in conveyance and given strict conditional bail.
About 2am the following morning (Friday 11 October 2019) – one hour after being released – police were called to the 16-year-old’s home where he was allegedly damaging property. He was arrested again and charged with domestic violence related malicious damage and breach of bail. He was refused bail and is due to appear before children’s court today (Friday 11 October 2019).
The fourth teenage boy – aged 17 – presented himself to Narrandera Police Station today. He was arrested and charged with one count of carried in conveyance. He was granted conditional bail and is set to appear before children’s court on Friday 25 October 2019.