Rail Corp and Police in Operation Vision V
City Central Commuter Unit
Teenagers Face Court After Graffiti Found In Train Carriage – Operation Vision V (5) Continues
Two teenagers will appear in a Sydney court charged after graffiti tags were spray painted in a train carriage.
The teenagers were observed allegedly graffitiing tags on the carriage of a train that was travelling towards Central Railway Station yesterday.
RailCorp transit officers, on board the train as a part of ‘Operation Vision V’, spoke to the youths and contacted police. They seized a white-out marker and a texta.
Police from City Central Commuter Crime Unit met the train and arrested a 16-year-old male youth from Brookvale. He was charged with a breach of bail and will appear in Bidura Children’s Court today.
A 14-year-old Manly youth was charged with malicious damage and granted bail to attend Bidura Children’s Court on Tuesday 8 December 2009.
Inquiries into the graffiti offences are still continuing.
During yesterday’s phase of ‘Vision V’, drug dogs were deployed resulting in 99 people being searched, 20 people moved along and seven people arrested.
Among those arrested was a 37-year-old Redfern man allegedly found with a quantity of cannabis in his possession. He was charged with possessing a prohibited drug and is expected to appear in Downing Centre Local Court on 8 December.
The operation will continue to focus on the reduction of the incidence of assault, robbery, alcohol-related crime, anti-social behaviour and vandalism on trains by targeting known trouble-spots and infrastructure such as commuter car parks and transport interchanges.