Two Dwellingup teenagers have been charged with aggravated burglary after allegedly breaking into the Hotham Valley Railway and stealing fuel during the Christmas holidays.
Dwellingup Police First Class Constable Matthew Payne said the boys both aged 16 years old, broke into a shed on the property sometime between Christmas and New Years Day.
The boys allegedly stole fuel cans and were identified via CCTV footage.
Today Dwelly Police dealt with two juvenile offenders who broke into and stole property from the Hotham Valley Tourist Railway just after Xmas 2018. Thanks to this great community for providing the information that led to their identities being established! #fb— Dwellingup Police (@DwellingupPol) January 13, 2019
One 16-year-old would appear in the Mandurah Magistrates Court at a later date.
The other, with no prior history of offending, would be ordered to undertake programs outside the court system.
First Class Constable Payne said police dealt with “a bit of mischief” from some local teenagers, but it was not deemed a substantial issue.
We are trying to help by supporting groups in town that divert kids from doing these kinds of things.Dwellingup Police First Class Constable Matthew Payne
“It is mostly bored kids, unfortunately,” he said.
“We are trying to help by supporting groups in town that divert kids from doing these kinds of things.
“Most of our major crime is committed by people visiting the town.”