Teens tagged for graffiti spree that caused $90,000 damage

Teens tagged for graffiti spree that caused $90,000 damage

TWO teenagers have been charged following a police investigation into more than 600 graffiti incidents across the City of Gosnells.

A 17-year-old Gosnells teenager will appear in court next year on 131 counts of criminal damage and one count of possessing a prohibited drug and possessing drug paraphernalia.

An 18-year-old Gosnells teenager has been charged with 154 counts of criminal damage and is due in court next year.

Earlier this month police also arrested and charged a 19-year-old Gosnells man on 117 counts of criminal damage. The arrests were made after the Police Transport Unit and Gosnells Local Policing Team officers executed three search warrants at homes in Gosnells.

Train stations at Gosnells, Maddington and Kenwick were main targets for the vandals.

The clean-up costs and damage is estimated to be more than $90,000.

Police worked closely with the Public Transport Authority and the City of Gosnells during the investigation.

They were assisted by images on the Goodbye Graffiti website.