Teen to face court in April over $656,000 train vandalism
UPDATE 2pm: ONE of the four teenagers charged over the dramatic vandalisation of trains and equipment at a Casino workshop will face court next month, police have revealed.
An 18-year-old Spring Grove teen will face Casino Local Court charged with break and enter and malicious damage over an alleged rampage in which $656,000 worth of damage was done to five locomotives and other equipment at the Aurizon-Interail train repair facility at Bent Street.
The teenager is one of four people so far charged in connection with the incident.
Another two teens, one 16 and one 19, have also been charged with break and enter and malicious damage, while a 17-year-old has been charged with receiving goods suspected of being stolen, possessing explosives from the workshop and with cultivating and possessing an illegal drug.
Anyone with information on the incident, which happened on the workshop on December 1 and/or December 2 last year should phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
8.30am: FOUR teenagers have been charged after more than half a million dollars worth of damage was done to a train workshop at Casino.
Police from the Richmond Local Area Command posted on their Facebook page the four youths, aged 16, 17, 18, and 19, have been charged over the incident and more arrests are likely.
Three of the youths, the 16, 18, and 19 year-olds have been accused of causing serious damage at the 'Aurizon-Interail' locomotive repair facility at Bent Street, Casino, in early December.
Police say the youths caused a total $656,000 in damage to five diesel locomotives and other property.
Police say some items were stolen from the workshop and they have so far recovered two cylinders containing 23 explosive track warning devices.
The 17-year-old was not charged in connection to the damage to the trains or the facility, but was charged with receiving goods suspected of being stolen, possessing an explosive without a permit, and cultivating and possessing a prohibited drug.
Anyone with information about this incident should phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.