Teens charged with Broadwater fire

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
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Police charged three teenagers with criminal damage by fire after two fires were deliberately lit in Broadwater on Friday.
Camera IconPolice charged three teenagers with criminal damage by fire after two fires were deliberately lit in Broadwater on Friday. Credit: Pilbara News

Three teenagers have been charged over two deliberately lit fires in Broadwater on Friday afternoon.

One fire was lit in the vicinity of Holgate Road, and the other along Geographe Bay Road at around 5.30pm.

Busselton detectives and Busselton police charged two boys, aged 16 and 14, and a 16-year-old girl with two counts of Criminal Damage by Fire.

A police spokesperson said a member of the public who witnessed one of the fires being lit played a crucial role in apprehending the accused calling police and directing them to where the juveniles were running. The teenagers were subsequently arrested after a short foot chase.

Members of the public who see suspicious behaviour, particular in bush land, are urged to report the activity to police immediately on 131 444.

The trio will appear in the Busselton Children’s Court on January 28.

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