Noise complaints slow down
THE Gympie community has been commended by police for heeding advice published in The Gympie Times last week about dealing with noisy parties.
Gympie police officer in charge Acting Senior Sergeant Terry Kennedy said there had been a big drop in the number of noise complaints made on the weekend.
He said compared to the usual three or four that police received on Friday and Saturday nights, there was only one complaint made on Friday night and none overnight on Saturday.
Despite only one call-out to a noise complaint, police officers responded to a number of reports from the public about people behaving badly in and around Gympie's CBD on Friday and Saturday nights.
From bins and signs left on the road, to residents being woken up in the middle of the night by knocking on their doors, police patrols were stretched in every direction.
Offenders were gone when police got there but a drunken underage girl was taken home to her parents after she was involved in a catfight in Mary St about midnight.
Police said any juvenile caught by police in that condition would be required to attend the station with their parents. Officers said there were a number of fights in and around Mary St on Saturday night but they'd broken up and moved on when police had arrived on the scene.