Juveniles tied to Tambellup spree

Sjanna SandalovaGreat Southern Herald
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Camera IconGeneric WA police car image. Credit: Pilbara News

A group of five juveniles, one aged as young as nine, have been accused of numerous offences committed over the school holidays at Tambellup Primary School and a vacant house.

On the weekend of December 18 and 19, police allege the boys, aged from nine to 13, went on a destructive rampage through Tambellup Primary School, later continuing their vandalism at a family home.

Tambellup police Sergeant Allan Malland said when he confronted the boys, they said it was because they were bored.

“The group of boys were all together playing basketball at the primary school, then, after speaking to one of the boys, he said that they got bored, then they decided to go and smash some windows, throw some books around, break the door and damage a fence,” Sgt Malland said.

“Then the next day they’ve gone to a family house, the family was in the process of moving and cleaning it out, where they smashed 11 windows on that property.”

A 13-year-old boy was arrested and charged for other multiple offences that occurred in Albany.

“He’s been charged with aggravated burglary, stealing a motor vehicle in Albany, plus the offences that occurred in Tambellup,” Sgt Malland said.

“The other boys were issued with juvenile cautions and they’ve been dealt with.”

The youngest boy, aged nine, is too young to be charged.

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