Two 11-year-olds and a 14-year-old have been arrested and released after allegedly breaking into a Katherine business and throwing rocks at a community facility, NT Police said.
Strike Force Cerberus – NT Police’s Katherine property crimes unit – made the arrests after an investigation into the rock-throwing incident on August 14. Police said in a statement that CCTV footage was provided to officers which helped them identify the children.
Police did not explain how the property damage and alleged unlawful entry were connected.
The two 11-year-old boys were released and will be dealt with through provisions of the Youth Justice Act, police said. The 14-year-old girl has been charged with one count of damage to property and bailed to appear in court on September 24.
“Police will continue to work with our partner agencies to detect, deter, disrupt, investigate and prosecute offenders who continue to cause damage to business in Katherine,” said Superintendent Craig Garland.
The arrests follow another group of Katherine teens being charged by police on Wednesday for allegedly breaking into and damaging a Katherine school last week.
Police did not provide information on whether the four 15-year-olds and one 13-year-old charged in that matter were on bail at the time of the alleged offending.