WATCHFUL EYES: Snr Sgt Peter McFarlane says anyone unlawfully entering land to reach the top and bottom weirs will be prosecuted.
WATCHFUL EYES: Snr Sgt Peter McFarlane says anyone unlawfully entering land to reach the top and bottom weirs will be prosecuted. Kelly Butterworth

Emerald weirs are off limits

EMERALD'S top and bottom weirs are off limits and police are "sick and tired" of motorbike riders trespassing.

Emerald officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Peter McFarlane said the police were working with the Central Highlands Regional Council on the matter.

 

"Council have been trying to do what they can with signage, putting up gates and fences but we now have people breaking locks, cutting fences and pulling down signs," Snr Sgt McFarlane said.

"As far as I am concerned, because of the dramas we have been having, we will be looking for these people and we will be prosecuting for trespass."

 

Snr Sgt McFarlane said an operation would be run over the holiday period.

"We are going to run an operation right over the school holidays where we will be having police on motorbikes as well as in vehicles to prosecute where we can," he said.

"I would urge all parents who are aware their kids are riding motorbikes in there to inform them that they will be up for a court appearance.

"They aren't welcome and they are damaging property which isn't theirs."


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