Five dead wombats, property destroyed
FOREST Fire Management Victoria is calling on the community to help catch those responsible for disgraceful acts at the Turtons Creek campground.
Five wombats were found dead at the campground, a significant amount of rubbish had been dumped, signs had been destroyed with a shotgun, trees were spray-painted and a timber picnic setting was burnt.
Assistant chief fire officer for Gippsland, Chris Stephenson said wants the public’s help to identify the offenders.
“We want to hear from community members or visitors to the area may have spotted suspicious behaviour that could help with the investigation.
“We are urging anyone to come forward with information that could help us find who is responsible for this.
“It’s thought that there may have been one or more four-wheel-drive vehicles in the campground area around June 29 or 30.
“Community members are our eyes and ears on the ground, providing valuable information that assists our investigations,” Mr Stephenson said.
You can report environmental crime like this incident, to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning on 136 186.
You can also provide information at your local DELWP office or police station.