Patrols stepped up after hoons tear up school oval

Quinns Rocks Primary School principal John Nowicki examines damage to the school lawn.
Quinns Rocks Primary School principal John Nowicki examines damage to the school lawn.

Clarkson Police Senior Sergeant Mal Jones said police would increase patrols around Quinns Rocks Primary School after vehicles dug up the lawn overnight on August 19-20 and 20-21.

‘The tracks look like they belong to a small vehicle,’ Sgt Jones said.

Principal John Nowicki said the damage was a shame, and the school needed a fence to keep vandals out.

‘Some hoons have ripped up our lawn ” the brand new lawn has been torn up,’ he said.

‘We have been pushing for a fence for the last three or four years.’

Sgt Jones said vandals also targeted Irene McCormack Catholic College overnight on August 19-20, smashing six windows with rocks, and the previous week, shade sails were damaged at Mindarie Senior College.

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. To report suspicious activity around schools as it happens, call 131 444.