ACT Policing Criminal Investigations have arrested two juvenile males, one aged 13 and the other 15, for the Lanyon High School fire which occurred on 22 April this year.
ACT Policing Criminal Investigations team commenced an investigation into the Lanyon High School fire after it was deemed suspicious by ACT Fire Brigade. The fire caused extensive damage to parts of the building, with costs expected to exceed $150,000.
Criminal Investigators arrested the 15-year-old male on Tuesday 22 June. The young person was taken to the Regional Watch House and charged with Aggravated Burglary. He was later released on strict bail conditions and will attend the Children’s Court at a later date.
Yesterday (Wednesday 23 June) a search warrant was conducted at an address in Conder with the 13-year-old male arrested. The youth was taken to the Regional Watch House and charged with Arson, Aggravated Burglary, Theft and Property Damage. The young person was granted bail with strict conditions and will face the Children’s Court at a later date.
Police would like to urge the community that if they see or hear suspicious activity around a school property or college during the upcoming school holidays, please call Police Operations on 131-444 or Crime Stoppers
Anybody with any information about this crime or any other crime is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online.