Ivor Skene gets on with repairing his mailbox after Corser Street residents woke to find their letterboxes smashed.
Ivor Skene gets on with repairing his mailbox after Corser Street residents woke to find their letterboxes smashed. Valerie Horton

Cops kept busy with abuse, vandals

A NAKED man yelling abuse at the full moon, letterbox vandals, a bleeding man with mystery injuries and hungry thieves were among the undesirable jobs police had to deal with during a horror night on the streets of Hervey Bay.

Drunks and holiday trouble-makers caused havoc throughout Thursday night, prompting frustrated officers to call for calm.

Retiree Ivor Skene has lived in Hervey Bay since 1987 and never had any trouble so he was shocked to walk out his front door yesterday morning to find that his letterbox had gone missing.

Mr Skene was one of the many Point Vernon residents who had letterboxes stolen and smashed from their Corser Street homes.

The letterbox vandals were among at least 20 other offenders who kept police on their toes.

A number of public nuisance tickets were handed out to various people, including a 50-year-old Point Vernon man who was found walking down Long Street wearing no pants and yelling at no one.

One of the most serious call-outs was to George's cafe at the WetSide water park.

Thieves stole a number of food and drink products, including items on baking trays which were to be cooked for the next day.

The break-in happened some time between 5.30pm Thursday and 6am yesterday.

Police are interested in speaking to a caucasian man wearing a white hooded jumper and black shorts.

Sergeant Darryn Morris said school holidays were always a peak period for police and put pressure on officers whose resources were “already stretched”.

“Police understand people are here to have a good time and we want them to enjoy themselves and not have their holiday ruined by unruly behaviour or forgetting to leave things locked and secured,” Sgt Morris said.

“Thieves go window shopping too.”



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