Glenfield Park residents fear for safety after oranges, bottles and rocks hurled through windows

A stock photo of an orange.

A stock photo of an orange.

GLENFIELD Park residents fear for their safety amid claims they are being victimised by new neighbours hurling oranges through their windows in unprovoked attacks. 

Wonkana Road has been rocked by a spate of vandalism which has reportedly seen several houses egged, windows smashed with oranges, rocks and bottles and property destroyed. 

Police on Friday morning revealed they had began investigating the damages and were close to taking action against a 15-year-old teenager – who would be dealt with under the Young Offenders Act. 

Sharon Hagen, who lives on the street, said her neighbour was too scared to speak publicly about the housing “chaos” after her lounge-room window was shattered three times in a single month. 

“This is a huge window, and they broke it twice in one week,” she said.

“It’s probably about a $500 repair bill each time and they’re a struggling family who can’t afford it.

“We used to have the army personnel staying in the houses here, but they’ve since moved on and a lot of the properties have been sold off to public housing.” 

Ms Hagen said she and her family were often kept awake by screaming, yelling and loud crashes as early as 3am in the morning. 

Another resident of Wonkana Road, who refused to be identified, awoke to discover her car windscreen had been smashed.

She said the lawbreakers were racking up “thousands of dollars in repairs” with their “selfish, senseless actions”. 

It comes after three juveniles were caught during Operation Assure 2, which saw police make 22 arrests across two weeks. 

Another victim, April Harris, took to social media to share her frustrating experience on the crime-plagued street. 

“(A) window had been fixed this morning but at the same time our top lounge room window had a bottle thrown through it and smashed,” she said. 

Inspector Darren Brand hosed down claims the destructive acts of vandalism were widespread and said, to his knowledge, only one property had been repeatedly targeted. 

“We’re investigating a home that has been significantly vandalised several times, but as far as I know, that’s the only property we’ve had reported to us,” he said. 

“Police have identified a teenager who they believe to be responsible for these offences.”


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