Deniliquin Pastoral Times
A Deniliquin teenager was yesterday appearing in Griffith Children’s Court on charges of break and enter and enter a home with intent to steal.
Police allege the teen entered a central west Deniliquin home by removing window glass between August 8 and 9.30am on August 9 when the home was discovered ransacked.
There was also damage to several items, including a door, and police said a kitchen knife believed to have been brought to the home was seized.
Documents from a burning locker found at Deniliquin Edward School at 9.30am on Sunday, August 15 led police back to the same home.
Police allege the teen re-entered via the same window, which had not yet been repaired. The locker had been removed from one of the bedrooms.
Evidence recovered led police to another Deniliquin home about 12.30pm on Wednesday,
where a teenager was arrested and later refused bail.
The outcome of yesterday’s hearing was not known at the time of going to print.
Police are investigating the break-in of a Mathoura home, where the internal walls were found covered in graffiti.
The break-in was reported about 2pm Monday. Police believe entry was gained by removing a plaster board from the side of the home.
Bike left behind
Staff of a Deniliquin childcare business were perplexed to find a bicycle at the centre when they arrived for work at 6.30am on Wednesday.
What they found next was graffiti on the facility’s letter box, and damage to a fence consistent with it being kicked.
Police have asked anyone with information about the malicious damage to the Hardinge St business to contact police on 5881 9299 or CrimeStoppers on 130 333 000.