GYMPIE Police Station's sole forensic police officer, Senior Constable Chad Doak, has been run off his feet investigating a spate of break-ins and acts of vandalism in the region in recent weeks.
The latest was at Skill Centred training depot, where a number of glass windows on demountable buildings were found smashed yesterday morning.
Because nothing was stolen, it appeared to be a mindless act of vandalism.
While fingerprints found at the scene were not expected to match any on record, police warned the offenders that prints would be kept on record for further reference.
If the offender continues criminal activity and is caught and fingerprinted, backdated charges will be laid.
"When new prints are taken or DNA obtained from a person this information is checked through the system to see if they are wanted for old jobs," Gympie Police officer in charge Senior Sergeant Graeme Reeves said.
"Due to computer technology this is now a quick and easy process - years ago it was done by hand so you can see why a lot of offences remained unsolved."
It's the second time in a month that Skill Centred has been vandalised.
About three weeks ago a Mazda work ute was completely destroyed.
Vandals wrecked the vehicle beyond repair to the extent of putting a substance in the fuel tank.
They also took to the depot with a crowbar and started a fire.
This time they smashed six windows on one demountable and two on another.
It has created a problem for the not-for-profit organisation, which it is expected to try to address by upgrading its security system.
Police were shown a nearby camp in surrounding bushland, but officers did not suspect the crime was linked to the camp's inhabitants.
Gympie police are once again asking members of the public with any relevant information to come forward, either directly to the station or anonymously to Crime Stoppers.
You can phone the Gympie Police Station on 5480 1111 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333000.