Sergeant Simon Paget.
Police are praising members of the public after a tip-off
led to the arrest of two teenagers and ''prevented a
significant amount of offending in Cromwell'', Sergeant Simon
About 6pm on Saturday the tip-off led police to Anderson
Park, where they found two 17-year-old youths, from Cromwell
Gore respectively, had significantly damaged the sports
clubrooms by kicking holes in the cladding. They had also
damaged the scoreboard by throwing rocks at it.
When the boys were arrested, police found 17 sets of car keys
on them, stolen from a local wrecker's yard. They intended to
use the keys to try to steal a car, Sgt Paget said.
The Gore youth has been held in custody after police opposed
bail. The Cromwell youth was released on bail.