POLICE will this week speak with a trio of juveniles suspected of being involved in a string of neighbourhood disturbances and wilful damage incidents in Emerald.
Senior Sergeant Graeme Reeves said on Sunday at 2am police received information three males were loitering in the streets of Moodewarra Estate, throwing eggs, drinking alcohol and damaging street signs and letterboxes.
The three, all aged 15, were located by police who took their details and later released them.
“Officers located a bag containing an amount of alcohol and one carton of eggs, while two other empty cartons were found nearby,” said Snr Sgt Reeves.
“Damaged solar garden lights were also discovered.”
Snr Sgt Reeves said the Central Highlands Regional Council had made a complaint about the damage to two blades of the street sign at the corner of Crinum and Cowan crescents, valued at $55 a blade.
A Crinum Crescent resident also lodged a report of letterbox vandalism.
“Police are requesting any person with damage that occurred on Saturday night contact them so the offences can be linked together,” said Snr Sgt Reeves.
“Police will be speaking to the juveniles this week as there have been numerous reports in previous weeks of like offences.”
Snr Sgt Reeves said he endorsed CHRC Mayor Peter Maguire’s comments about his frustration at “foolish, criminal behaviour” made in relation to a $28,000 rampage by hoons last week which destroyed 56 young trees and two street signs.
“This type of behaviour is senseless,” said Snr Sgt Reeves. “And parents need to take responsibility for the children and know where they and what they’re doing late at night.”
“...there have been numerous reports in previous weeks of like offences.”
Snr Sgt Reeves
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