CRIME

Wairarapa teenager facing burglary and arson charges

Thursday 5 July 2012, 3:04PM
By New Zealand Police
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MASTERTON

A Wairarapa teenager will appear in the Masterton Youth Court this afternoon charged in relation to some weekend burglaries and arsons.

Detective Senior Sergeant Sean Hansen, officer in charge of the Wairarapa CIB says the 15 year old male was arrested as a result of some search warrants executed in Carterton this morning.

"He is facing charges in relation to the burglaries and arsons of an address on Belvedere Road around 9:30pm on Sunday night and another at the Baptist Church on Broadway around 11:20pm that same evening."

Police are also speaking to two other youths in relation to these incidents, however no charges have been laid at this stage.