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Charges laid in Laidley rock attacks

Two Laidley men have been charged with stalking and wilful damage following almost a year of offences.

Laidley police officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Jim McDonald said the 25-year-old and 24-year-old men were charged last week for the protracted attacks on the residents in Deborah Road and Parkview Place, Laidley.

Police will allege that large rocks had been thrown at the houses in the area from September 13 last year until July 13 this year.

Snr Sgt McDonald said they were charged as a result of a culmination of investigations under Operation Pene Rein which involved local police, Darling Downs investigators and the Darling Downs dog squad.

"Last Thursday officers were conducting surveillance when complaints were being made," he said.

"The offenders were observed and an emergent search of residences and vehicles discovered weapons and projectiles.

"These events were terrifying for the victims of this crime and finally they can have some peace."

The victims of these attacks had previously reported the rocks, river stones or railway track rocks, had broken roof tiles, windows and had damaged cars.

They said the attacks usually occurred at night.

Both men were charged with five counts of stalking and four counts of wilful damage.

They will appear in Gatton Magistrates Court on September 1.

Topics:  laidley, laidley police


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