Late night big fun with an excavator in Hume

By 8 April, 2012 4

ACT Policing are appealing for witnesses to property damage at Hume late last night (Saturday, 7 April).

About 11pm police attended Tralee Street, Hume and saw a trail of damage about 800 metres long of knocked down light poles, bollards, street signs, construction fencing and barriers starting from a construction site.

The street lighting in the area and down the southern side of the Monaro Highway was not operating for some time as a result of the damage.

ACT Fire and Rescue and ACTEWAGL attended the location rendering the light poles safe and commenced the removal of debris from the roadway.

The trail of damage continued off the road where 40 metres of fencing around the National Library warehouse site was destroyed and police saw a large front load excavator, bogged nearby the entrance to an underground water drain.

Damage to the street is estimated to exceed $50,000.

Anyone who may be able to assist with the investigation is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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4 Responses to Late night big fun with an excavator in Hume
#1
I-filed3:45 pm, 08 Apr 12

Yeah well if I was a disgruntled ex employee I wouldn’t make Fair Work Australia my first port of call either!

#2
Keijidosha9:23 am, 10 Apr 12

What is a “front load excavator”?

#3
dungfungus10:30 am, 10 Apr 12

Keijidosha said :

What is a “front load excavator”?

A tracked, face shovel?
Probably was a wheeled, front end loader which would get bogged easily.

#4
RaTTyRaTT2:52 pm, 10 Apr 12

Stay off the turps mate… whoever you are… it’s fun at the time, but wait till u wake up in the morning. Bet they never find the guy… Some APS employee who’s let off some stress of losing his job… LOL

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