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Vandals strike Tharwa

By johnboy - 25 July 2011 3

Territory And Municipal Services have taken the unusual step of calling for witnesses to the vandalism of their facilities at the Tharwa Sandwash recreation area on the Murrumbidgee River.

“Given that the Tharwa Sandwash recreation area has recently received an upgrade to improve the visitor experience, it is incredibly disappointing to have someone destroy the facilities and surrounding environment,” Brett McNamara, Rural District Manager, said today.

“What we do have on our side is CCTV footage of the offenders as well as others and we are working with ACT Police to identify the suspects.

“There are a number of remote cameras in operation at parks and reserves across the ACT to keep an eye on what goes on within the estate. We use these cameras to monitor wildlife and feral animal activity as well as illegal activities such as these.”

“We ask that acts of vandalism or theft of trees and vandalism of our recreation facilities be reported
so that they can be investigated as close as possible to the act occurring, evidence gathered and
offenders prosecuted,” Mr McNamara said.

To report incidents of vandalism contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or to Canberra Connect on
13 22 81.

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3 Responses to
Vandals strike Tharwa
Henry82 11:10 am 06 Aug 11

fgzk said :

the police have found the kids that did this. .

insider information?

EvanJames 10:55 am 06 Aug 11

fgzk said :

They will be paying for the damage they caused. They will also be planting some tree with ACT parks and paying for them to be watered, to replace the ones they cut down. Its a good outcome. So if you see vandalism taking a photo, it can help.

Excellent. GOOD. those trees especially, will take years to re grow. What is with people, who see something nice, and need to destroy it?

fgzk 9:25 am 06 Aug 11

Thanks to a photo supplied by the public, the police have found the kids that did this. The full ABC story can be found at … http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/vandals-destroy-tables-trees-at-reserves/2237799.aspx

They will be paying for the damage they caused. They will also be planting some tree with ACT parks and paying for them to be watered, to replace the ones they cut down. Its a good outcome. So if you see vandalism taking a photo, it can help.

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