A CAMPERDOWN man has been bailed to appear in court after a trail of destruction was left down Manifold Street yesterday morning.
The 28-year-old faces 12 charges, and police say he is likely to face further counts. He will appear in Colac Magistrates Court at a later date.
Senior Constable Martin Howells said he spent yesterday taking statements from terrified residents after a dozen bins were tipped over in and around Manifold Street about 2am. There was also damage to fences, letterboxes and council property.
“I spent yesterday trying to clean up mess and taking statements from a number of people. Many of the victims are elderly and they were very upset — terrified,” he said. “It has also been alleged that staff at local bakery were also threatened about the same time.”
Senior Constable Howells said the man was believed to have been under the influence at the time.
He said police received a flood of phone calls about 2am and the cost of the trail of destruction was expected to exceed $1000.
Meanwhile, the Botanic Cafe in Colac was broken into between 5pm Wednesday and 8am yesterday. Thieves smashed a window at the side of the building and stole a small amount of cash.