Hoons drive home lawlessness



WHEN Michael Bell noticed litter strewn all over Alexandra Street and a massive dent in his car's rear fender, he was furious.

For months on end the 29-year-old North Rockhampton man has put up with hoons wreaking havoc in his neighbourhood.

He has had his car egged, and has had used oil dumped around his yard.

When he heard hoons were vandalising property by towing wheeliebins and letting them go into people's property, he said he wanted more police action.

"They do patrol this area,'' he said.

"But it seems like they are unable to really do anything unless they actually catch the people in the act.''

Over the past few weeks there has been a number of wheelie-bin related damages in and around the city.

Mr Bell said these hoons were wreckless and should have to pay for the damages they caused.

The wheelie-bin incident on Alexandra Street, which happened about three weeks ago, caused over $1000 worth of damage to his car.

Mr Bell's wife, Vikki said she would never want to live on Alexandra Street permanently.

"We have been staying here with his mother for about four months,'' she said.

"But I would not like to live on this street.''

She said parking vehicles on the road, leaving items in the yard and not locking doors is a big risk.

"I have never lived in a place that had so much criminal activity.



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