Teenager causes $5000 damage

A JUVENILE has been arrested for his part in causing more than $5000 in damage to the Tweed Heads indoor pool.

A 15-year-old Tweed Heads South boy has been charged with break and enter, destroying property and malicious damage.

On consecutive nights in late November, glass was smashed at the Heffron Street pool, which is opposite the new skate park.

On Thursday, November 26, two glass windows were allegedly broken, then replaced by Tweed Shire Council workers on Friday.

But that night a group of youths returned and allegedly smashed another seven panels, worth $5376.

They used large pieces of concrete obtained by breaking up pieces of garden landscaping at the new park.

According to police, one youth was caught on security footage entering the facility for a “victory lap” after the glass doors were broken.

Information about who was responsible was passed on to police and the boy caught on security footage also had a “distinct appearance”.

On December 4 police were patrolling the skate park and saw the boy allegedly riding a push-bike without a helmet.

Police put it to him that he had been captured on camera entering the indoor pool on the night of the vandalism and he was arrested and charged.

The boy will appear at Tweed Heads Children’s Court on January 11.



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