Police are on the hunt for vandals who “needlessly” damaged play equipment at City Park on Sunday.
Between 10.30am on Saturday and 7am on Sunday some of the play equipment in the park was vandalised, with some protective strips being removed from the equipment.
Renee Pursehouse and Anne Miller who use the park for their children and grandchildren, were horrified people would do this to children’s play areas.
“They were kids once themselves. Didn’t they want to come to a place like this?” Mrs Miller said.
“Why on earth are they wrecking it for the next generation. Find yourself something to do, go out and exercise– on the equipment here in the park!”
‘We absolutely love coming to this park. The soft fall is really good in case the kids fall down,” Ms Pursehouse said.
“For people to come and vandalise it, it’s just terrible.”
Police Inspector Nick Seddon was also disappointed in the act, and asked for the communities help to catch the people responsible.
“It’s needless,” Inspector Seddon said.
“Kids and families use these play areas, they are a valuable community asset, and to damage it like this is just not on at all.”
Woman caught carrying drugs
A 36-year-old woman has been searched by police, and was found to be carrying cannabis, an allegedly stolen watch and what is believed to be a number of prescribed drugs for which she had no prescription for.
Police stopped a vehicle at around 11pm on Saturday night on Griffin Avenue and spoke to the woman who was a passenger in the car.
Police located 1.5 grams of cannabis, the prescribed restricted drugs and a gold coloured ladies Citizen’s watch.
The items were confiscated, and police are making inquiries into the ownership of the drugs and watch, and the woman will be charged following the result of those inquiries.
Attempted break and enter
The metro service station at Hanwood was targeted by would-be theives at around 11.30pm on Friday.
Two people attempted to gain entry to the station and disable the CCTV footage, however failed.
Police are asking anyone with information to contact Griffith police station.
Police have located a white Ford Laser half submerged in the channel at the corner of Willow Dam Road and Cunningham Road.
No-one was inside the vehicle, and police have no been able to contact the owner.
Murrumbidgee irrigation will be removing the car.