29 Jun 2011

New charges for men accused of being involved in crime spree

9:37 pm on 29 June 2011

Fresh charges have been laid against three men accused of being part of a crime spree in the Wellington region last month.

Edwin Holtham, Stephen O'Neill and Lance O'Neill all appeared in the Wellington District Court on Wednesday on several charges, including the theft of more than $3000 worth of items from a Wellington property.

Stephen O'Neill and his cousin Lance O'Neill were also charged with the burglary of the Billabong Surf Shop in Otaki in April.

The pair, along with Stephen O'Neill's mother, Margaret Mary O'Neill, her partner Martin Hogan and Mr Holtham are also facing a range of charges relating to a 24-hour crime spree in the Wellington region, which included a Molotov cocktail attack on the Karori Police Station.

They're also accused of a ram-raid on a Brooklyn bottle store, and the theft and arson of several cars.

All the accused will reappear in court next month.