Slide burnt, windows cracked, cars and building damaged in Warragul
 Baw Baw News   By // 22:12, Tuesday 23 July 2013

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POLICE are seeking information and two teenagers have been cautioned after a number of criminal damage incidents were reported over the weekend.

A police spokesperson said a “sparkler bomb” of between 100 and 300 sparklers was lit and placed on one of the new plastic slides at Burke Street Park shortly before 10pm on Sunday.


The Warragul Fire Brigade was called to the scene after the sparklers set fire to the slide.

A 17-year-old boy and 18-year-old man from Warragul and Drouin were interviewed by police and received cautions on the condition they contact the Baw Baw Shire Council and arrange payment for repairs to the slide.

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Car pulled apart and Old Shire Hall damaged

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Police are seeking information after a car parked behind the Old Shire Hall was damaged and telephone cabling removed from the building on Sunday morning.

The telephone cable to the hall was removed from the rear of the building and dumped next to a Holden Commodore which was also targeted by an unknown offender.

The rear left tail light and both right side door handles of a car were removed and its side mirrors damaged.

The spokesperson said a “sharp instrument” was also used to dent several panels of the vehicle.

The incident occurred between 12.30am and 3.30am.

Warragul McDonald’s window cracked

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A window was damaged at McDonald’s Warragul on Saturday morning after a play fight on the business premises.

The spokesperson said two male patrons began fighting while waiting in line to order food and refused to leave when asked to by the manager.

They were escorted outside by a security guard, after which one of the men hit a glass door with both hands hard enough to cause a large crack.

Both males left on foot at at around 2am and police could not locate the offender.

Wolf Business Centre window damaged

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Unknown offenders also damaged the glass door of Wolf Business Centre on Victoria Street over the weekend.

The spokesperson said the incident happened between 6pm Friday and 6.30am Saturday.

CCTV footage of both the McDonald’s and Wolf incidents is being reviewed.

Warragul Station car park incident

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Pictured: one of the Warragul Station car parks.

Between 4.30pm and 11.15pm on Friday a Toyota Aurion parked in the Warragul Railway Station car park was damaged.

The spokesperson said the right hand side mirror had been pushed by an unknown offender, causing the mirror to crack.

Anyone with information about any of the unsolved cases is asked to contact Warragul Police on 5622 7111, or call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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One response to “Slide burnt, windows cracked, cars and building damaged in Warragul”

  1. Mary Rulach ( Moore ) says:

    How sad and disturbing it is having to read about so much crime and vandalism in our community…

    Is there any good news in the West Gippsland area ?
    I would love to hear some good news..
    With thanks.