Road signs damaged
PROSERPINE Police are investigating the wilful damage of a number of road signs along Faust Street and Crystalbrook Road. The signs are believed to have been damaged between 3am and 4am on Sunday, February 9.
Officer in Charge of the Proserpine Station Sergeant Nathan Blain said the offender had deliberately driven off the road, onto the shoulder, knocking over a series of signs.
“The offender has first hit a cane railway sign, adjacent to the cemetery. They have then travelled a further 80 metres and struck an '80KPH' sign and then knocked over a railway crossing sign,” he said.
“They have travelled a further 100 metres and knocked over a 'Kelsey Creek' suburb sign and then a right hand turn/60KPH sign.”
Sgt Blain said police were seeking community assistance to identify whoever was responsible for the damage. He said this wanton act of vandalism not only cost the community in terms of money to replace the signs, but also placed other road users at risk, with the loss of signs providing road safety awareness and speed limits.
Sgt Blain urged anyone with information to contact Proserpine Police on 4945 9666. He said informants’ details would remain confidential.