Eastwood Local Area Command
Victor P Taffa
About 8.35 pm on Friday 20th August, 2010 Police responded to a report of a break and enter offence taking place at the canteen area in Dunbar Park, Marsfield.
Upon arrival at the scene a group of youths aged between 16 and 17 were seen running across the oval towards Balaclava Road. Police gave chase and arrested two of the youths on the oval whilst another five youths were arrested on Pembroke Street, Marsfield.
An inspection of the canteen block revealed that a window had been smashed which allowed entry to the premises. Traces of blood were located at the scene. Two of the youths were treated for cuts to their hands at the scene. A quantity of soft drinks and packets of ice blocks were stolen from the canteen.
All seven youths were taken back to Ryde Police Station where their Parents were contacted. The youths were released into the care of their parents and will be dealt with under the provisions of the Young Offenders Act.