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Police seek assistance to house vandalism

By Canfan - 9 July 2014 24

ACT Policing is seeking assistance to an incident of property damage which occurred in Kambah last night (Tuesday, July 8).

About 9.05pm police were called to a report of numerous people at a home in Shaw Place, causing damage to the premises. Upon arrival police saw numerous cars in the street and up to 70 teenagers leaving the location.

Attending police established that a ‘free house’ party had been advertised on Facebook letting members of the public know that a party was going to be held there.

Examination of the premises revealed approximately $100,000 worth of damage to the property with most windows broken, doors pulled off, walls kicked in, light fittings smashed and property in the back yard damaged.

Acting Officer-in-Charge of Tuggeranong Station, Sergeant Mark Rowswell, said this incident is a wanton display of senseless vandalism.

“This is a senseless act with little regard to the home owners. At this time we have a number of vehicle registrations of fleeing cars which we will be following up on,” said Sergeant Rowswell.

“For any teens that were involved, I urge you to come forward and talk to us. We believe those involved are aged between 15 to 18-years- old. It would be better for them to come forward than wait for police to come knock on their door.”

Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident, been in the area of Shaw Place at the time, or have any information to assist the investigation to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

(ACT Policing Media Release)

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dungfungus 3:25 pm 14 Jul 14

Ghettosmurf87 said :

dungfungus said :

In this case the carton was bourbon and cola and it would have purchased on the way to the party so it would be a simple matter of checking grog shops in the vicinity in the hours before the party started.

It’s probably not quite that simple, though I see your point. As pointed out earlier, the barcode is not unique to the specific carton, though it is unique to the specific product. So therefore, if multiple cartons of bourbon&coke were bought in the hours preceding the party, you would not know for sure which of those cartons ended up at the party, just that one of them did.

Other plausible scenarios:

The carton was bought in advance, whether that be the morning of the party, a day before, a week before, etc. I know in my own experience, that if I’m going to be at the shops buying groceries on a particular day and I also know that there is a party to go to in a couple of days, I’ll buy my booze at that time to save making another trip.

The carton was bought previously for another occasion and only part consumed. The carton was then used to transport the remaining 2/3/4 4-packs to this party.

Someone else other than the attendee bought the carton. Be that parents, spouse/partner, sibling, housemate. i.e, housemate says he’s going to the bottle-o and asks if you want anything, you say yeah mate, a carton of bourbon, here’s $XX, cheers.

But, sure, it’s a fool-proof idea dungfungus

I think this “party” was an impromtu event in which case the grog would have been bought on the way. Not many bogans would be able to fit a standbye carton of bourbon and cola in their home fridge.
Then again, the police would have to actually make some field enquiries at local grog shops and that never happens these days.
They still knock on your door to serve summons’ for traffic offences though.

Maya123 10:15 am 14 Jul 14

Ghettosmurf87 said :

PBO said :

Easy, go back to the Facebook invite and get the IP address of whomever posted the party details, that is where you can send the bill. Anyone who thinks that this cannot be done is in for a surprise.

And what would you charge that person with? Yes, they created an event and suggested people should go there, but how is anyone to know that they actually attended? Or that they were the ones that caused the damage?

I want whoever caused the damage to pay for it as much as anyone else, but you need proof if you want the charges to stick, and i would suggest that the creation of the idea is hardly going to be enough in a court of law.

Even if the person who posted the invitation did not attend or do the damage, they were inviting people to break and enter a house they did not own. But I imagine facebook will likely not co-operate.

PBO 9:31 am 14 Jul 14

Ghettosmurf87 said :

PBO said :

Easy, go back to the Facebook invite and get the IP address of whomever posted the party details, that is where you can send the bill. Anyone who thinks that this cannot be done is in for a surprise.

And what would you charge that person with? Yes, they created an event and suggested people should go there, but how is anyone to know that they actually attended? Or that they were the ones that caused the damage?

I want whoever caused the damage to pay for it as much as anyone else, but you need proof if you want the charges to stick, and i would suggest that the creation of the idea is hardly going to be enough in a court of law.

Cross reference the car licence plates with IP addresses and charge them with criminal tresspass, destruction of property, instigating riotous behaviour with malicious intent, misuse of a carriage device to willfully cause damage? I am sure that there is a whole book that they can throw at them and hopefully a judge that will actually bring down the law on these little s#@ts.

Ghettosmurf87 2:34 pm 11 Jul 14

PBO said :

Easy, go back to the Facebook invite and get the IP address of whomever posted the party details, that is where you can send the bill. Anyone who thinks that this cannot be done is in for a surprise.

And what would you charge that person with? Yes, they created an event and suggested people should go there, but how is anyone to know that they actually attended? Or that they were the ones that caused the damage?

I want whoever caused the damage to pay for it as much as anyone else, but you need proof if you want the charges to stick, and i would suggest that the creation of the idea is hardly going to be enough in a court of law.

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