Antisocial emphasis for police in Jindalee

Clarkson Acting Senior Sergeant Darren Lumb said police were regularly called to Maritime Boulevard and surrounding areas and made drug-related arrests there on a daily basis.

Sgt Lumb said while the charges usually related to people possessing small quantities of cannabis and other drugs or drug paraphernalia, the main issue was the anti-social behaviour.

“The reason why we go up there is because of complaints from locals,” he said.

“It’s not just a case of them smoking a joint. A lot of them are going up there and then they start hooning.

“It’s all the associated stuff really that is the issue – the disorder and antisocial behaviour.

“We have assaults and disorder. Recently, we have had lots of rock-throwing incidents.”

Sgt Lumb said four of the 20 incidents reported overnight between January 13 and 14 in the subdistrict related to people throwing rocks in the Jindalee and Butler area, including one when a bus window was smashed.

“There was a stage last year when they were putting cones on the road,” he said.

“It’s all really dangerous.”