Teenager charged after alleged home invasion


Lake Macquarie detectives have charged a teenage boy as part of an ongoing investigation into an alleged home invasion at the weekend.

At about 12.40am on Sunday (1 November), officers from Lake Macquarie Police District were called to a house on Codrington Street, Barnsley, after reports a man had been assaulted following a home invasion.

Police have been told two males, known to the occupants, were at the home earlier in the evening for a party, but left after they were allegedly involved in an altercation with a 17-year-old male occupant.

The two males then returned to the home – on two separate occasions – and allegedly assaulted the teenager, before they were seen fleeing in a vehicle.

Following inquiries, a 17-year-old boy was arrested by detectives at a home in Edgeworth about 5.15pm yesterday.

He was taken to Toronto Police Station and charged with aggravated enter dwelling with intent – in company and aggravated break and enter commit serious indictable offence.

The teenager was granted conditional bail to appear before a children’s court on Tuesday 15 December.

Inquiries continue.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via its online reporting page. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.