A woman has been arrested and charged after a vehicle was severely damaged in Portland on Tuesday.
Portland police Sergeant Tim Chester said the female victim and her son left a Mazda CX7 unattended for about 20 minutes as they walked along the beach at Portland's Dutton Way.
"They returned to find what is believed to be brake fluid tipped over every panel of the vehicle, causing about $15,000 worth of damage," he said.
"It is believed the car is a total write-off".
Sergeant Chester said a 42-year-old from South Australia was arrested in Portland's Bentinck Street on Thursday afternoon.
She was found in possession of a small amount of cannabis.
Sergeant Chester said the offender and the victim were not known to each other.
The woman was charged with two counts of criminal damage and possessing a drug of dependence.
She was bailed to appear in Portland Magistrates Court on July 2.
Sergeant Chester thanked the public for their information which lead to police locating the offender.
"We had a lot of information in regards to her whereabouts so I would just to thank the community," he said.
Anyone with information should contact Portland police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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