Teens charged over burglary, car theft

A GOONELLABAH teenager was arrested and charged on Wednesday in relation to a break and enter at a Goonellabah home in July.

Officers from the Richmond Target Action Group arrested and charged the 15-year-old Goonellabah boy with knowingly being carried in stolen vehicle, and break, enter and commit a serious indictable offence.

Police said during the night of June 16 a Land Rover was stolen from a Lismore address.

The vehicle was driven to Hepburn Sporting Oval on Holland St, Goonellabah, where a number of burnouts were done across the field.

The vehicle was also used to ram and destroy two hockey goals causing extensive damage to the sporting ground as well as the vehicle.

Police allege the 15 year-old boy was in the stolen vehicle.

Another 15 year-old was arrested and charged on November 4 in relation to stealing the Land Rover.

Lismore City Council estimated the damage to the sports fields to be $12,000 while $3500 of damage was done to the hockey goals.

Police allege between July 14 and 18, the 15-year-old who was arrested on Wednesday broke into a house on Rous Rd at Goonellabah.

It is alleged when the boy was inside the house he threw paint across carpet, smashed a window and kicked several holes in interior walls.

The 15 year-old was charged and released on bail to attend Lismore Children's Court on January 14.



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