Ceme­tery smash ar­rest

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

A 40-YEAR-OLD tran­sient man stay­ing in Port Dou­glas has been ar­rested over the des­e­cra­tion of around a dozen head­stones at the Port Dou­glas ceme­tery.

The in­ci­dent oc­curred on July 30 when the man al­legedly de­stroyed sev­eral head­stones, break­ing them and spray­ing graf­fiti with clay putty.

On Tues­day, Port Dou­glas Po­lice charged the man with wil­ful dam­age and trans­ported him to the Cairns watch house where he faced the Cairns Mag­is­trates’ Court yes­ter­day.

Port Dou­glas’s of­fi­cer-in-charge Se­nior Sergeant Damian Mead­ows said the man orig­i­nates from South Aus­tralia and came to Port Dou­glas via New South Wales, with a crim­i­nal his­tory in both states.

Cairns Re­gional Coun­cil is yet to de­ter­mine the ex­act cost to re­pair the dam­age.

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