Seven circle workers fingered

johnboy 2 August 2013 14
circle work

TAMS are celebrating a vandal roundup:

ACT Parks and Conservation Service rangers have teamed with ACT Policing to identify and fine seven people who were guilty of using their cars to deface parkland in remote parts of the ACT.

“With the help of the Rural Patrol within ACT Policing, seven drivers have been identified and fined for causing significant environmental damage to areas of the Cotter River Catchment,” Manager, Regional Operations, ACT Parks and Conservation Service, Brett McNamara said today.

“Rangers noticed that sections of the grass verge on Brindabella Road had been torn up by drivers doing ‘circle work’ with their vehicles. We set surveillance cameras up in response to this, which showed more vehicles damaging the area.

“ACT Policing were provided with the video footage, and were able to successfully identify the drivers and issue them with infringement notices.

[Photo by baudman ? CC BY 2.0]

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14 Responses to Seven circle workers fingered
Antagonist Antagonist 10:00 am 03 Aug 13

You get fingered instead of having your car impounded for doing burnouts now ??? Forget the floats on Oxford Street folks – get yourself and ute and head for the Cotter!

wildturkeycanoe wildturkeycanoe 7:53 am 03 Aug 13

If they were just on the verge, the only thing the cops could do was fine them for traffic offenses such as dangerous driving, neg driving, or something similar. The fact it was in a catchment area doesn’t add any weight to the charges I don’t think. If they were fishing there illegally, or diverting water it might be a harsh penalty, but otherwise, they could have been in a local park and got the same fine….
Good on the surveillance team, now can they use it for charity bins as it’s been proven to be effective?

460cixy 460cixy 11:45 pm 02 Aug 13

Grimm said :

Significantly damaging the environment? You mean more than putting a bloody great big road through there? Do these people even think before they say this crap?

No they don’t but the spot in question does look like a serious shit hole I’m not against some circle work but out of site out of mind

eily eily 9:44 pm 02 Aug 13

Circles in grass. Hum…sure they’re not aliens?

Sandman Sandman 9:24 pm 02 Aug 13

Why focus on Brindabella Rd? Why not set up the cameras closer to town? I can think of plenty of reserves and car parks in the city where this goes on. Personally, I’d rather this crap went on out in the middle of nowhere than in the carpark across the road from home. There’s no way to completely stamp it out. People are always going to do it.

p1 p1 8:28 pm 02 Aug 13

I drove out that way last Sunday. Noticed a couple of big roadside areas which were seriously chopped up, and had huge rocks placed all around to stop it happening again.

The hidden camera approach is an interesting one. I admit I’d not expect it on a somewhat remote rural road. Idiots really shouldn’t have gone to the same place twice.

Mr Gillespie Mr Gillespie 6:52 pm 02 Aug 13

TAMS are such spoilsports!

Grimm Grimm 3:09 pm 02 Aug 13

Significantly damaging the environment? You mean more than putting a bloody great big road through there? Do these people even think before they say this crap?

PBO PBO 12:29 pm 02 Aug 13

Henry82 said :

loving the title. risky click

I will admit that the first thought through my head was that some poor takeaway restaraunt workers were being sexually abused in the workplace by a mean, yet kinky employer who likes to drive the point home when assigning tasks.

Deref Deref 11:58 am 02 Aug 13

Good job! Now lets see their cars crushed.

thebrownstreak69 thebrownstreak69 11:43 am 02 Aug 13

Any comments from our friends at rushhour?

FXST01 FXST01 11:41 am 02 Aug 13

Good job TAMS, especially well done Rangers.

Henry82 Henry82 11:12 am 02 Aug 13

loving the title. risky click

Primal Primal 11:09 am 02 Aug 13

We need to ban all circles from ACT schools. As the photo demonstrates, they will only give kids ideas…

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