Vandals use graffiti to disrespect police

VANDALS have sent a clear message to Warwick police, scrawling their anger on to the toilet block at Australiana Park.

Obscenities directed at police were scrawled across the walls of the toilet block on Saturday night, with graffiti including "pigs" and "FTP" (F*** the Police).

Warwick police Senior Sergeant Shane Reid said the graffiti was not believed to be linked to incidents in the CBD last week.

"Graffiti is one of these things which happens occasionally," Sgt Reid said.

"You'll get a spike within a week and it all goes quiet again.

"I wouldn't say it's out of control or something we have to deal with every week."

Southern Downs Regional Council responded to the graffiti immediately, with workers cleaning it up yesterday morning.

Police are encouraging anyone with information to report it to Policelink on 131 444 or the Warwick Police Station on 4660 1364.

The graffiti wasn't the only nuisance police found themselves dealing with on the weekend.

Officers were called to a Wallace St address at 12.50am on Sunday, following reports of a disturbance.

A 25-year-old Warwick man was arrested on charges of obstructing police and public nuisance.

After a short stint in custody, the man was released on bail and will appear in Warwick Magistrates Court at a later date.

Alleged offenders were also wheeling around the Rose City at the weekend, with a number of traffic incidents also keeping officers busy.

At 1am on Friday, police conducting random breath tests and licence checks intercepted a vehicle on Locke St.

The 44-year-old driver, a Warwick woman, allegedly recorded a blood alcohol reading of 0.78 and was issued with a notice to appear in Warwick Magistrates Court.

Drivers were also intercepted on Wood St on Saturday and Sunday mornings, with a 34-year-old Warwick woman found to be driving while disqualified and a 51-year-old man issued with a traffic infringement notice for driving an illegally modified vehicle.

"The man had a bonnet scoop fitted to the vehicle which wasn't compliant with the standards," Snr Sgt Reid said.



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