SHOALHAVEN City Council staff and local police have been praised following the prosecution of an Albion Park man for the vandalism of a council reserve on Rayleigh Drive, Worrigee last month.
Council’s rangers received reports of a vehicle bogged in the reserve adjacent to the tennis courts on Rayleigh Drive.
While the council rangers waited for the police to arrive, the parents of the alleged driver arrived to remove the vehicle.
Members of the Shoalhaven Local Area Command interviewed a number of witnesses and were able to quickly identify the alleged driver as being an Albion Park male.
The damage left a repair bill of $2000.
Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash praised both council and police who worked closely together to apprehend the alleged vandals.
“It is extremely disappointing to see people from outside our area coming to the Shoalhaven and showing such scant regard for our amenities,” Cr Gash said.
“The thoughtless actions of this alleged offender have cost ratepayers an additional $2000 to repair the damage caused through senseless vandalism.
“I would certainly like to congratulate both council rangers and police on their quick response and for also ensuring this suspect was apprehended.
“Rangers work closely with the police and it is great to see the two organisations sharing such a close working relationship.”