Ap­peal in fight against van­dal­ism

Comment News (Gosnells) - - Opinion -

BY­FORD Hall and other com­mu­nity fa­cil­i­ties are be­ing tar­geted by van­dals that po­lice be­lieve are lo­cal res­i­dents.

The Shire has spent $16,000 of ratepay­ers’ money re­pair­ing the dam­age.

Mundijong Po­lice Sta­tion of­fi­cer-in­charge Se­nior Sergeant Dar­ryl Brandis said shade sails were re­cently ripped.

“They’ve pulled sprin­klers and plants out and de­lib­er­ately bro­ken glass where chil­dren play,” Sgt Brandis said.

“We’ve put ex­tra pa­trols there and peo­ple from Ar­madale are com­ing to pa­trol, and we are call­ing for peo­ple’s CCTV footage.”

Shire of Ser­pen­tine Jar­rah­dale President John Er­ren said the hall’s wa­ter tank had also been dam­aged in the past and do­na­tions from the char­ity bin strewn about.

“The Shire would much rather spend this money on pro­vid­ing ser­vices to our com­mu­nity and we urge res­i­dents to be vig­i­lant and re­port any sus­pi­cious be­hav­iour,” he said.

Call po­lice on 131 444 or re­port graf­fiti at www.good­by­graf­fiti.wa.gov.au.

To be­come an ac­tive Neigh­bour­hood Watch vol­un­teer, visit www.nhw.wa.gov.au.

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