Graffiti on a public bench near South Burnett Care in Kingaroy Street
Some of the graffiti items allegedly seized by police in Kingaroy on Monday (Photo: QPS)

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.

Graffiti on the awning of The Peanut Van in Kingaroy Street (Photo: QPS)
Even the much-misunderstood COVID Works for Queensland sign in Lions Park was tagged
A tag also appeared on the rear of the “I’m The Nut That’s Bean To Kingaroy” tourism sign in Lions Park (Photo: QPS)
Council quickly removed the tags from the Big Peanut plinth but on Tuesday afternoon shadows of the damage could still be seen

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