Skate park a crime hot spot
LOCAL residents, store owners and sporting clubs will tell you the Toormina skate park has long been known as a hotspot for juvenile crime and anti-social behaviour.
It's commonly thought the tucked away location of the skate park has contributed to missile throwing, graffiti and vandalism problems.
A North Coast soccer game was recently stopped after youths pelted players with cans.
One parent told the Advocate the referee called the match to a halt while two officials from the club walked over to sort out the trouble.
An employee at a Centro Toormina store said customers often complain about rocks, mud, water bombs and fruit being thrown at passing cars.
“These kids do it for a laugh, knowing they will get away with it. If anything, I hope this incident lets parents know the trouble their kids are causing.”