Juveniles charged over Esperance Foreshore damage

Five juveniles will face court for causing significant damage to the Esperance Foreshore in April.

Esperance Detectives charged the teenagers after conducting a lengthy investigation into the incident that saw the town’s foreshore tarnished by vandalism on April 6. 

The damage bill from the incident is estimated at more than $100,000. 

Detectives allege the teens walked one kilometre along the foreshore while smashing large glass panels mounted in the picnic areas.

The juveniles allegedly damaged 19 panels in total. 

The panels depicted etchings of photographs of early Esperance, with their estimated replacement value more than $60,000.

The juveniles continued walking to Castletown, where they allegedly sprayed graffiti on a hotel, verge fencing and vehicles.

Two Nulsen teens, aged 16 and 15, have pleaded guilty to criminal damage and three counts of damaging property by graffiti.

A Castletown 14-year-old and Sinclair 15-year-old are yet to appear in the Esperance Children’s Court, while a 14-year-old Esperance boy did not enter a plea in his first court appearance on May 10.