Stawell police seek public assistance after trees uprooted

STAWELL police said they are disappointing after a number of trees were vandalised over the long weekend. 

First constable Carl Burmester said police received two reports of vandalism over the Easter weekend. 

He said three locations on Seaby Street, Stawell and four locations on Shirreff Street, Stawell had trees snapped off from the base. 

First constable Burmester said trees in a garden bed behind the Amcal pharmacy had also been removed. 

He said the Shirreff and Seaby Street trees were seen in good condition on Thursday and found damaged on Sunday.

The trees behind the chemist were found removed on Tuesday. 

First constable Burmester said it was a blatant case of vandalism, with the damages costing about $1200. 

He said it was very disappointing end to the Easter festivities.

“Perpetrators will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law,” he said.

First constable Burmester said once caught those guilty would face criminal damage charges. 

He asked for anyone with information or CCTV in the area to contact him at the Stawell Police Station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.