Police want help to catch vandals

CRIME SCENE: Nowra Police crime prevention officer senior constable Scott Chapman in front of the fence and what’s left of the new garden in East Nowra.VANDALS have again ripped out the 150 lilly pillies and Gymea lilies along the new path between Seccombe and Kalandar streets, East Nowra.The planting and new footpath was completed by council staff in late May.On the night of Thursday, May 31, the plants were ripped from the ground. Council staff replanted the area the next day.Sometime last weekend, vandals tore the plants out again.Nowra Police Inspector Kevin Henry said anyone caught damaging the plants or the fence would face charges of malicious damage.“If anyone, particularly passing motorists see that behaviour they should contact police.“Our daily taskings are based on local reports of incidents so residents are encouraged to continue calling the police if they see vandalism taking place in the area,” he said.The plants and path had been completed as part of six projects funded by an anti-graffiti grant from the Attorney General’s Department worth $96,000.The plants are expected to provide a screen for a nearby fence which has been subject to constant graffiti.Similar anti-graffiti projects funded by the grant include Parramatta Park in East Nowra and Marriott Park in Nowra.Nowra Police can be contacted on 4421 9699.This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.