Byford: appeal in fight against vandalism

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BYFORD Hall and other community facilities are being targeted by vandals that police believe are local residents.

The Shire has spent $16,000 of ratepayers’ money repairing the damage.

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Mundijong Police Station officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Darryl Brandis said shade sails were recently ripped.

“They’ve pulled sprinklers and plants out and deliberately broken glass where children play,” Sgt Brandis said.

“We’ve put extra patrols there and people from Armadale are coming to patrol, and we are calling for people’s CCTV footage.”

Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale President John Erren said the hall’s water tank had also been damaged in the past and donations from the charity bin strewn about.

“The Shire would much rather spend this money on providing services to our community and we urge residents to be vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour,” he said.

Call police on 131 444 or report graffiti at www.goodbygraffiti.wa.gov.au.

To become an active Neighbourhood Watch volunteer, visit www.nhw.wa.gov.au.