Theft at Marine Rescue base station at Lemon Tree Passage

Not a happy Chappie! Richard at the Marine Rescue Base in Lemon Tree Passage.


ACCORDING to police, the theft of a $7400 power generator from Marine Rescue’s base station at Lemon Tree Passage is looking premeditated and targeted.

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Police are not ruling out this latest incident as one of a string of such crimes, which have seen generators stolen from volunteer groups within the region.

The use of bolt cutters, power grinders and tell-tale gloves fits the pattern of previous incidents.

Within ten minutes of being notified of a security breach on the night of Friday 25 October, former Commander Richard Osborne OAM was on the scene.

“This low act means that we will have no back-up during power outages,” he said.

“We are therefore inactive when wild weather hits which is usually the time when we are most needed,” he added.

“Like the RFS we are all unpaid volunteers and to be targeted in this way is bad for morale,” he concluded.

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