TWO Tamworth youths appeared in court this week after police caught them breaching their bail conditions for break and enter offences.
It comes as police last week revealed at Tamworth’s follow-up law and order meeting that bail compliance has dropped by 42 per cent over a 12-month period.
A 16-year-old was arrested in South Tamworth on Monday for breaching his bail conditions.
Police observed the youth on Hillvue Rd but when he was approached, he fled on foot.
He was later arrested and allegedly found with a wallet and iPhone, believed to have been stolen shortly before from a delivery truck.
Police allege he was also found with jewellery believed to have been stolen from a Mathew St home just two days before.
At a Tamworth Children’s Court appearance on Tuesday morning, the youth faced four charges, including aggravated enter dwelling, goods in personal custody suspected of being stolen, larceny and possess ammunition without holding a licence.
Police said the youth had been charged with the aggravated enter dwelling offence after an incident at a Baringa Pl home in April.
The youth’s case was adjourned for sentencing on October 2.
A 17-year-old youth also appeared at Tamworth Children’s Court on Tuesday.
The youth was on conditional bail for assault, break and enter and armed with intent to commit an indictable offence charges.
Police allege he was not complying with the conditions imposed by the court which was discovered during regular checks by police.
The youth will reappear at the court for mention next Thursday.