Teen hangout man arrested

Last updated 14:27 24/05/2013
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Leroy Garrick, left, and another man in Cow Ln, Queenstown.

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A Queenstown man was charged with disorderly behaviour this morning after incidents at newspaper offices in the resort.

The Southland Times today reported Leroy Garrick, 24, was the focus of police attention for allowing his house to be used as a crash pad for teenagers.

He denied any under-18s were consuming alcohol and drugs at the property and said parents should not be concerned about their children hanging out at a Park St house.

He was charged with disorderly behaviour after turning up at the Otago Daily Times office this morning.

He and another man also turned up at The Southland Times office, upset by a front page story.

Staff reported the incident to police.

Police on Thursday confirmed officers visited the rundown Park St house earlier this week to look for missing school-age children and recovered a bong and cannabis.

No charges were laid, the items were seized for destruction and police also discovered legal highs and synthetic cannabis at the property.

Officers also passed on concerns about some of the people associating with pupils outside school to Wakatipu High principal Steve Hall.

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