Weather helps police

Scarborough police have been patrolling the beachfront this summer as part of operation Salmon. Picture: Lauren Pilat
Scarborough police have been patrolling the beachfront this summer as part of operation Salmon. Picture: Lauren Pilat

Throughout the summer period, Scarborough police and City of Stirling officers have run Operation Salmon, designed to target anti-social behaviour along the beachfront.

Sen Sgt O’Rourke said the operation had been successful, with closed circuit television cameras in the area assisting police and City officers to intervene before problems got out of hand.

He said the weather had played a significant role in reducing the number of people going to the beach, which in turn reduced the need for police intervention.

‘Public holidays, which traditionally draw big crowds, have seen fewer people arriving and a reduction in the need for police to intervene,’ Sen Sgt O’Rourke said.

‘A number of thefts still occur from vehicles in carparks and also from bags on the beach when people are swimming.’