Teens charged after string of bin fires in Warwick
TWO Warwick teens have been charged after allegedly lighting a string of bin fires and spraying graffiti around Warwick CBD at the weekend.
Warwick Police Senior Sergeant Mick Loveday said the man and woman, both 19, were charged shortly after they reportedly lit a fire in a skip bin at Warwick Cowboys Rugby League Football Club last night.
Police allege it was the third time the pair had set a bin on fire in two days.
Warwick Police and fire crews were called to the Warwick Town Hall car park about 12.45am Saturday where three wheelie bins were on fire.
About an hour later, two more bins were reportedly engulfed in flames at the Warwick Rugby Union Club.
Each of the pair is also accused of spraying graffiti around Warwick.
"It is believed the same two suspects had spray painted graffiti on the external wall on the Suncorp Bank, in the alleyway off Palmerin St,” Sgt Ryan Harmer on Saturday said.
Graffiti was also reportedly found at Leslie Park and Rose City Shoppingworld.
Each alleged offender has been charged with three counts of wilful damage by fire and wilful damage by graffiti.
Each will appear in Warwick Magistrates Court on August 15.
Snr Sgt Loveday said CitySafe CCTV footage helped police.
Police believe they were the only two people involved in the incidents.
Snr-Sgt Loveday said vandalism was uncommon in Warwick but it was disappointing when it occurred.
"The sense of community is something that's lacking in something like this and it's a lack of pride,” he said.
If anyone sees any vandalism, phone Crime Stoppers on 1300333000.