Teen vandals nabbed after destructive rampage

POLICE have dealt with a group of youths who went on a destructive rampage over the long weekend.

Four boys - two aged 15 and two aged 16 - spent Saturday night damaging the mailboxes and fences of residents in the Locke St and Wilga Ave areas.

Police received complaints of broken mailboxes and palings ripped from fences, and the offenders were identified shortly after.

The four teenagers from Warwick and Allora who cannot be named, were dealt with under the Juvenile Justice Act.

In other crime news, two Warwick men have been charged after starting their long weekend celebrations early and then getting behind the wheel.

At 2.40pm on Friday a 46-year-old man was stopped while travelling along Bracker Rd.

It is alleged the man had a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.077%.

A little over and hour later, a 44-year-old man was stopped on Canning St with an alleged blood-alcohol concentration of 0.068%.

Both men have been charged with drink-driving and will appear in court at a later date.

A truck driver has also been charged with driving under the influence but police allege marijuana was his drug of choice, not alcohol.

Police intercepted the semi-trailer travelling along Rabbit Rd at noon on Mon

day, where it is alleged the 36-year-old driver returned a positive drug test.

The Victorian man has been charged with driving under the influence of a drug and will appear in court at a later date.

Three other people were charged with drug offences at the weekend, following police searches.

A 28-year-old woman was subsequently charged with permitting her Denham St home to be used for a drug offence.

A 39-year-old man at the same residence was charged with possessing drug utensils.

Over at Brook St, a 39-year-old man was charged with possessing marijuana.

He was offered and accepted drug counselling.

If you have information on a crime, phone Warwick Police on 4660 4444 or Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1800 333 000.



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