Wagga teen charged following string of alleged break and enters

Teen charged: Wagga police Senior Inspector Andrew Spliet reports.
Teen charged: Wagga police Senior Inspector Andrew Spliet reports.

A 15-year-old has been charged with multiple break and enter offences across Wagga this year.

It follows reported incidents an aged care facility in February, a Kokoda street property in March and the Bardia street primary school in May. 

Senior Inspector Andrew Spliet said cash, jewellery and electrical items were allegedly stolen from the aged care home on February 25.

“The resident was away at the time,” Inspector Spliet said. “They came home to find their property broken into.”

Weeks later, a number of electrical items and cash were reported stolen from the Kokoda Street unit.

Inspector Spliet said investigations lead to the arrest of the 15-year-old on Tuesday.

The Ashmont teenager was taken to Wagga Police Station where he was later charged.

After allegedly causing damage to a holding cell while in custody, Inspector Spliet said the boy copped an additional charge of malicious damage.

The 15-year-old was bail refused by police, to appear in Children’s Court on Wednesday. 

Inspector Spliet reminded Wagga residents to lock windows and doors, to keep an eye out for neighbours and to report anyone acting suspiciously to police.