Laidley police officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Jim McDonald with the CCTV footage of the first person to be charged using the technology since it was turned on in the Laidley CBD.
Laidley police officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Jim McDonald with the CCTV footage of the first person to be charged using the technology since it was turned on in the Laidley CBD. Amy Lyne

Police charge first person using Laidley CCTV

JUST days after the new eyes in Laidley were switched on, they have captured an offender red-handed.

CCTV cameras caught the moment a man went on a rampage in the main street of Laidley.

The man was throwing pot plants, which had been provided by Laidley Better Business, onto the ground.

Laidley police officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Jim McDonald said the man left licensed premises just after midnight on June 21 and went on a 'rampage of destruction'.

"He showed complete disrespect for the improvement that Laidley Better Business did," he said.

"The quality of footage means that if something happens in the CBD, you will be caught."

Snr Sgt McDonald thanked the Lockyer Valley Regional Council for their co-operation in bringing offenders to justice in this manner.

LVRC Mayor Steve Jones said these cameras proved how important technology was to crime issues.

"The cameras are a way forward," he said.

Cr Jones added that technology would help the crime fight across the Lockyer Valley and hoped one day councils lobbying for speed cameras at Withcott would be successful.

An 18-year-old man will appear in Gatton Magistrates Court on July 28 charged with one count of wilful damage.


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