Three teens charged after allegedly damaging property at Cooks Hill

Three teenagers will face court today after allegedly damaging property and resisting police at Cooks Hill yesterday.

About 3pm (Wednesday 24 September 2014), police arrived at a home on Darby Street after reports two male teenagers, aged 15 and 18, were allegedly damaging furniture inside the home and intimidating a woman.

Officers from Newcastle City Local Area Command arrested a 15-year-old boy at the scene.

It’s alleged while the teenager was being escorted from the home, a scuffle took place between him and several officers, during which he made threats towards them.

Police saw the 18-year-old man and a 13-year-old boy wanted for an outstanding matter at a park near the house and attempted to arrest them.

A melee broke out during which the older teen allegedly resisted arrest.

The 13-year-old boy was pursued on foot to a nearby property, where he allegedly damaged a rear door. He was subsequently arrested by police.

While police were pursuing the 13-year-old boy, the 18-year-old man allegedly obstructed an officer and assaulted police, before being arrested.

All three teens were taken to Newcastle Police Station.

The 18-year-old male was charged with two counts of assault police and two counts of resist arrest. He was refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court today (Thursday 25 September 2014).

The 15-year-old male was charged with intimidation, assault police, two counts of resist arrest, two counts of damage property, and two counts of intimidate police. He was refused bail to appear at a children’s court today.

The 13-year-old male was charged with three outstanding warrants, damage property, enter enclosed lands, and resist police. He was refused bail to appear at a children’s court today.

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