Barwon police charge four teenagers in Moree area

BARWON police, in conjunction with officers attached to Operation Tilton, have charged four teenagers in relation to a spate of property offences in the Moree area.

Barwon Local Area Command acting crime manager Brent Falkiner said officers attached to Operation Tilton were focusing on drug and property offences, including break-and-enters, vehicle theft and dealing with the proceeds of crime.

Four teenagers from Moree and Toormina have been charged in the past two days.

A 16-year-old boy will be dealt with under the Young Offenders Act following his alleged involvement in a break-in at a business in November last year, when a quantity of alcohol was stolen.

On Wednesday, Moree police arrested a 15-year-old boy from Toormina in relation to breach of bail offences, as well as a 13-year-old Moree boy who was wanted for a number of traffic, theft and robbery offences.

A 17-year-old Moree boy is also expected to be charged with a number of offences relating to stolen vehicles and break-and-enters in Moree and Mungindi.

Inspector Falkiner said property offences were frustrating for police and the public.

"The identification and disruption of their activities is of huge importance to us," he said.

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