Police sick of loutish behaviour

COFFS Coast police have had enough of a growing spate of anti-social behaviour.

And Sawtell police are leading the way, clamping down on louts making life miserable for local residents.

Sergeant Craig Enchelmaier from Sawtell said there had been pockets of bad behaviour in the area's central business district recently.

“Let me make it quite clear. If you are intoxicated in public and/or are behaving in a disorderly manner, you may be detained and fined for your actions.

“Malicious damage to and stealing from business premises and private dwellings by drunken hoodlums will not be tolerated.

“We are continuing our program to seize unregistered thumpster-style motorcycles from their owners as a result of those vehicles being driven upon public streets and reserves/bushland areas.

“This program will continue in earnest, and we are deliberately targeting certain parts of Toormina and Boambee.”

It is not only Sawtell where unruly behaviour has been on the increase.

Two houses in Coffs Harbour were told to keep the noise down for 28 days, but police were called back last week within hours of issuing warnings to each about loud music.

On Thursday evening, police attended a Peterson Road address following complaints of excessively loud music.

A 43-year-old woman was issued a noise abatement direction of 28 days - a warning that, if loud noise is detected at the same address within the month, results in a fine.

But just hours later police returned to the Peterson Road address at 12.30am Friday to find the music was still loud, and an infringement notice has been issued to the woman.

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