January 11, 2022
A 29-year-old Kingaroy man faces multiple charges after a spate of graffiti sprung up around Kingaroy at the weekend.
Police will allege the man tagged multiple pieces of public and private property.
His targets allegedly included The Peanut Van in Kingaroy Street as well as the plinth of the new Big Peanut statue and other items in Lions Park.
Also damaged were signs, other pieces of public infrastructure and public transport.
Officer-in-charge of Kingaroy Police, Senior Sergeant Dave Tierney said that about 3:00pm on Monday, police searched an Alford Street address where they located a man allegedly in possession of graffiti implements.
Police also allegedly located a small quantity of cannabis and a drug utensil.
The man has been charged with 12 counts of wilful damage, possessing graffiti instruments, possessing dangerous drugs and possessing a drug utensil.
He is due to appear in Kingaroy Magistrates Court on March 3.
Investigations are continuing.