Tweet leads to child arrests

Midwest Times
File image: Police car.
Camera IconFile image: Police car. Credit: Kalgoorlie Miner

Northampton police have employed social media to arrest four teenagers who allegedly burgled Chapman Valley Primary School and stole sports equipment last Sunday afternoon.

Officers made a Twitter post on Monday appealing for anyone with information about the incident to come forward.

Soon afterwards they received information from a local farmer who had seen four teens at the school oval on the day.

Yesterday police apprehended a 13-year-old Geraldton boy, a 15-year-old Northampton boy, and a 13-year-old girl and 15-year-old boy, both from Nabawa.

Officer-in-charge at Northampton Police Station, Sergeant Matt Donkin, said they were dealt with under the young offenders act.

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