Juveniles charged over disturbance at juvenile centre in Kariong

Nine juveniles have been charged with affray and assault following an incident at a Central Coast juvenile centre earlier this year.

About 7.30pm on Sunday 9 June 2019, officers from Brisbane Water Police District were called to the centre at Kariong following a disturbance.

Police will allege several juvenile inmates were on the roof and lighting fires; Fire and Rescue crews attended and extinguished the blaze.

Extensive damage in excess of $80,0000 was sustained to the roof cavity, light fittings, walls and furniture of the centre.

No one was physically injured during the incident.

Following extensive inquiries, today (Thursday 22 August 2019) nine juveniles, aged between 15 and 18, were charged by way of future court attendance notices.

All nine were charged with a range of offences including:

  • Affray
  • Assault law officer
  • Malicious damage
  • Destroy property

They will all face a children’s court on Friday 27 September 2019.

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