Teen to face 53 charges after smashing windscreens
UPDATE: Two teenagers alleged to have smashed windscreens in Middle Ridge will spend Christmas in a cell.
One 15-year-old was denied bail in the Toowoomba Childrens Court on Tuesday.
He faces 53 charges including 10 counts of wilful damage and several counts of burglary and vehicle theft.
A co-accused teen, 15, appeared in the same court on Monday, on 17 charges, including wilful damage, vehicle theft and burglary.
Both teens will remain in detention until their next appearance on January 9.
9AM: THE teenage boy police allege to be responsible for a string of smashed windscreens will face court today.
The 15-year-old will answer to 53 charges including 10 counts of wilful damage and several counts of burglary and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.
A co-accused teen, 15, appeared in the Toowoomba Childrens Court yesterday, on 17 charges, including wilful damage, unlawful use of a motor vehicle and burglary.
Bail was refused and teen will be held in detention until his next appearance on January 9.
A 12-year-old boy was also arrested and dealt with under Juvenile Justice Act.
Police picked up the trio on December 21.
They will allege the teens smashed 12 car windscreens along Rowbothem St and Wiangaree Dr, early Friday morning.
Resident Tameil Ebb woke to the sound of people making banging noises out the front of her home.
In the morning she found her car windscreen, and that of her neighbours', had been smashed.
"We woke up this morning and all the neighbours were out the front, talking," she said, explaining that the lady down the road had confronted a group of young people about 3.30am after she discovered them attacking her car.
"They were swearing at her, they just kept on smashing into her car and then they got in a red car and drove away," Ms Ebb said.
"It's just teenage kids I guess, thinking they're cool.
"The police didn't really think it was targeted - they just did it because they wanted to do it."
Days out from Christmas, Ms Ebb and a number of other residents have to contend with repair bills worth thousands.
"It's just not funny. They're not cool. It costs a lot of money to fix. It's not just an easy call-up to fix it. It's thousands of dollars," she said.