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Burnt out car dumped Calwell playing fields

By Madam Cholet 20 April 2010 18

Whilst walking my dog on Sunday afternoon around Calwell playing fields, I noticed, (couldn’t miss it really), a burnt out car dumped on the Tharwa Drive side of the fields. It was so badly damaged that it took me a while to work out what kind of car it was. I think it was a Mazda 121.

On my return home, I mentioned it to Mr Cholet, who commented “it’s still there then”. The last time he was at the fields with the dog was a week ago. So in that time the car has remained unmoved. My question is, what is the process for getting very obviously stolen vehicles moved – who takes responsibility?

Surely the emergency services would have been called to put out the fire. Wouldn’t the police automatically attend and therefore begin the process of having the car recovered?  Even if it is not reported as stolen and remains unclaimed, doesn’t someone have a responsibiity to sort it out?

I haven’t bothered to report it on the basis that I am assuming that emergency services attended and it is already officially on their rader. But maybe not. Quite frankly, I am getting sick of seeing abandoned cars around this town. Unfortunately I have no answers.

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Tooks 9:31 am 22 Apr 10

georgesgenitals said :

Tooks said :

Pork Hunt said :

If my car was stolen, dumped and burnt, why on earth should it cost me to deal with it?

Because it’s YOUR car.

How often do you see Mazda 121s – one of the easiest cars to steal – parked out front of a house with no security measures whatsoever? People need to start taking responsibility for properly securing their cars.

Isn’t securing your car a condition of insurance? I’d say that if you’ve locked your car with all the windows up and no valuables in view, you should be pretty safe.

The problem is, a lot of 121s (and similar) aren’t insured because of their relatively low value. Yes, it is sad that you can’t safely leave an older car out the front of your own house without fear of it being stolen, but unfortunately, that’s the reality.

At least make it harder for the shitbags to steal it.

willo 12:47 am 22 Apr 10

i think you will find it was exactly what he stated….the police were not going to remove it
themselves you clown and i discussed it at lenght with him before deciding to do it myself

Spideydog 8:27 pm 21 Apr 10

willo said :

i actually had a car stolen and burnt out back in january
when the police came round and informed me it had been found they gave me the option of removing it myself or they would organise for it to be removed at no cost to me

I think you will find that “organise for it to be removed at no cost to me” is really a “next off roster tow” which is billed to the vehicle owner or insurance if you have it, by the tow operator. Police don’t do free vehicle removals.

willo 7:08 pm 21 Apr 10

i actually had a car stolen and burnt out back in january
when the police came round and informed me it had been found they gave me the option of removing it myself or they would organise for it to be removed at no cost to me
as i own a car trailer and a winch i removed it myself
there would also be the option of contacting ezyscrap or one of the other car removal mobs to collect it for you and they’d probably give you some cash as well….when i had brought my car home and removed the few usable parts ezyscrap collected it and paid fifty dollars for the burnt out wheel less wreck

georgesgenitals 6:16 pm 21 Apr 10

Tooks said :

Pork Hunt said :

If my car was stolen, dumped and burnt, why on earth should it cost me to deal with it?

Because it’s YOUR car.

How often do you see Mazda 121s – one of the easiest cars to steal – parked out front of a house with no security measures whatsoever? People need to start taking responsibility for properly securing their cars.

Isn’t securing your car a condition of insurance? I’d say that if you’ve locked your car with all the windows up and no valuables in view, you should be pretty safe.

p1 5:11 pm 21 Apr 10

How often do you see Mazda 121s – one of the easiest cars to steal – parked out front of a house with no security measures whatsoever? People need to start taking responsibility for properly securing their cars.

It is a sad thing that the world has come to this.

If I were to park an easy to steal car unsecured, and installed with a device which disabled the brakes and clutch in the event that it exceeded 100km/h, do you think I would be in trouble…?

Tooks 4:29 pm 21 Apr 10

Pork Hunt said :

If my car was stolen, dumped and burnt, why on earth should it cost me to deal with it?

Because it’s YOUR car.

How often do you see Mazda 121s – one of the easiest cars to steal – parked out front of a house with no security measures whatsoever? People need to start taking responsibility for properly securing their cars.

buzz819 7:17 am 21 Apr 10

Pork Hunt said :

If my car was stolen, dumped and burnt, why on earth should it cost me to deal with it?

Umm Insurance?

Pork Hunt 7:37 pm 20 Apr 10

If my car was stolen, dumped and burnt, why on earth should it cost me to deal with it?

buzz819 4:34 pm 20 Apr 10

p1 said :

As far as I can tell, even burnt out cars have sufficient scrap metal value that the scrap guys would come pick it up for free. Could be wrong.

Pretty good chance that when the cops look up the last registered user, that person says they sold it some time ago…

If that is the case the Police will get the rangers to come collect it, they normally do within 48hours.

p1 2:05 pm 20 Apr 10

As far as I can tell, even burnt out cars have sufficient scrap metal value that the scrap guys would come pick it up for free. Could be wrong.

Pretty good chance that when the cops look up the last registered user, that person says they sold it some time ago…

bd84 1:30 pm 20 Apr 10

Canberra Connect, they are supposed to give notice and remove within 2 working days. Though this rarely happens from what I’ve seen around the place.

P Taker 1:27 pm 20 Apr 10

Not long ago there was a few cars burnt down at Gowrie. One on the oval and one under the underpass on Bugden. Both stayed for quite awhile, and the underpass is still covered in black soot, glass etc.

How much do you think it would cost to remove? As an owner i wouldnt be bothered to move it if it would cost me. Do they get fined for not moving it in a considerable amount of time?

Gobbo 12:30 pm 20 Apr 10

+1 to Pot Holes.

buzz819 is right – it is the owners responsibility to remove it.

That would really make your day wouldn’t it.

gospeedygo 10:10 am 20 Apr 10

Well, these low lives do have to find something else to set fire to after the school holidays have finished don’t they?

buzz819 10:07 am 20 Apr 10

If the Police attended and found the car was stolen, then contacted the owner and the owner said they would take care of it, it would then be the owners responsibility to get rid of it.

Pot Holes 9:25 am 20 Apr 10

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