POLICE have charged two men and a teenage boy with various offences after a three-month long malicious damage investigation culminated in the raids of three homes across Sydney yesterday.
Back in June 2015, Transport Command officers launched an investigation into reports of multiple malicious damage offences committed on trains and residential areas.
As a result of the investigation, police yesterday raided three properties – one each in Schofields, Carlton and Berkeley – and seized over 300 spray paint cans, numerous data storage devices, laptops, mobile phones, drawings, sketches, prohibited drugs.
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A 19-year-old man who was arrested at the Carlton address was taken to St George Police Station and charged with 39 offences, including multiple counts of malicious damage, graffiti, possess a graffiti implement and participate in a criminal group.
He was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Bail Court today.
A 16-year-old boy who was arrested at the Berkley address was also taken to St George Police Station where he was charged with 17 offences including multiple counts of malicious damage and participating in a criminal group.
He was granted conditional bail to appear at Sutherland Children’s Court on 6 October 2015.
An 18-year-old man arrested at the Schofields address was taken to Quakers Hill Police Station and charged with six offences including malicious damage and participate in criminal group.
He was granted conditional bail to appear at Mt Druitt Local Court on 1 October 2015.