Council staff and Police combine to catch vandals
August 22, 2013
Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has praised both Council staff and the Local Police after the prosecution of an Albion Park man following the vandalism of a Council Reserve on Rayleigh Drive, Worrigee.
Council’s Rangers received notification early Sunday morning of a vehicle bogged in the Reserve adjacent to the tennis courts on Rayleigh Drive.
Upon arrival, further inspection of the area found the vehicle had become stuck in the turf after undertaking a number of ‘burnouts and illegally driving erratically on the Council maintained fields.
While the Council Rangers waited for the Police to arrive, the parents of the alleged driver arrived to remove the vehicle.
Members of the Shoalhaven Local Area Command interviewed a number of witnesses and were able to quickly identify the alleged drivers as being a pair Albion Park males.
Mayor, Joanna Gash said she was very pleased to see Council and Police working closely to apprehend the alleged vandals.
“It is extremely disappointing to see people from outside our area coming to the Shoalhaven and showing such scant regard for our amenities,” said Clr Gash.
“The thoughtless actions of this young man have cost ratepayers an additional $2,000 to repair the damage caused by through the senseless vandalism.
“I would certainly like to congratulate both Council Rangers and Police on their quick response and for also ensuring the people involved in this vandalism were apprehended.”
“Council Rangers work closely with the Police and it is great to see the two organisations sharing such a close working relationship.”