Embleton crime spree: Bayswater Police arrest and charge 5 teens over string of offences

Embleton crime spree: Bayswater Police arrest and charge 5 teens over string of offences

BAYSWATER Police have arrested five teenagers and collectively charged them with 67 offences from a three-week crime spree in Embleton.

Five offenders aged 12 to 15, including three Embleton residents, one from Ballajura and one Bassendean, were charged with aggravated burglary, stealing and property damage including using marbles and rocks to steal from homes and cars.

Bayswater Police officer-in-charge John Waghorn said police began investigations after the group of five allegedly began their spree Friday July 8.

On Saturday July 9, a kitchen window was smashed at a Kingston Street home, opposite Bayswater Waves.

Appliances including an iPad and MacBook were stolen and vandalised, and police found rocks in the kitchen.

Sgt Waghorn said a residence at Lindley Street was also broken into on July 9.

The flyscreen was removed and car keys taken and used to steal a Nissan 200SX.

Police later found the vehicle at Embleton Golf Course, with holes through the windows thought to have been made by marbles.

Also on Lindley Street, they allegedly cut the flyscreen of a home between 3pm on July 8 and 3pm July 9.

Nothing appeared to have been stolen.

On Sunday July 10, three windows were smashed and the flyscreen was cut on a Collier Road house.

Sgt Waghorn said investigations, including examination of CCTV and forensic evidence, uncovered further incidents had taken place that were not reported to police.

He said the group then allegedly committed another five burglaries on Sunday July 17 in the Embleton area.

Police arrested the young offenders between Monday this week afternoon.

“It’s an outstanding result from our people,” he said.

Sgt Waghorn said no stolen items had been recovered.

The five are due to appear in Perth Children’s Court on August 8.