Youths go on the rampage on the Southern Downs

FOUR teenagers accused of carrying out a vandalism rampage in Inglewood last week have been charged.

Police say two 17-year-olds, a 14-year-old and a 15-year-old, damaged seats, smashed bottles, ripped apart a lattice wall and kicked in a cubby house at the Inglewood State School and the golf club.

Sergeant Tim Hoffman of Inglewood police said this type of senseless crime was disappointing for all involved.

"The Inglewood State School is an important part of the community and the Inglewood Golf Club is one which is cared for by a group of hard working volunteers," he said.

"The damage to the property which is for the use of the community is senseless and comes at a financial cost to the community.

"It also comes at a cost to these young people who through one act of stupidity now face criminal charges.

"We want our kids to be proud of what their community has to offer and not to take it for granted and these acts of vandalism will not be tolerated."

The two 17-year-olds will be appear in the Inglewood Magistrates Court on the July 7 charged with two counts of wilful damage and being unlawfully on an educational premises.

The two younger boys will be dealt with under the Youth Justice Act 1992.


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