A VANDAL who scrawled his graffiti tag across fences, walls and windows throughout the Rose City will work off his debt to society.
Joshua Dale Winter used spray paint and permanent market to damage 12 objects during the first week of November.
The teenager appeared in court over the offences on Tuesday, just days before the introduction of new laws requiring graffiti vandals to clean up the mess they make.
However, that did not stop police prosecutor Ken Wiggan asking the magistrate to force the 19-year-old to roll up his sleeves and perform community service.
"This is a new offence in the town and there have been numerous complaints from the owners of the properties, who want something done," Sgt Wiggan said.
"(Winter) can go back into the community to do some work and give something back," Sgt Wiggan said.
Winter's solicitor Daniel Habermann agreed graffiti was an issue in Warwick.
"It has to be conceded it looks terrible and it is a trend that has started up again recently," he said.
The court heard Winter was drunk at the time he committed the acts of vandalism.
When spoken to by police, the teenager was co-operative and showed officers where he had tagged.
He was this week ordered to perform 120 hours of community service for his "senseless" crimes.
Winter also pleaded guilty to producing marijuana and possessing a water pipe.
Police uncovered a marijuana plant and two pipes while searching the teenager's property on November 8.
The court heard the plant was dying when police arrived.
What he tagged
Five fences, four walls, one window, one power box and a sign.
Leave the hustle and bustle of city life behind and allow your family to enjoy a lifestyle that this appealing acreage property has to offer. The superb floor...
Make the change today. Say goodbye to maintaining a big home and hello to spending more time on yourself! Sound tempting? This superb townhouse boasts all the...
Tucked away in a tightly held location this highly desirable property is surrounded by well - established gardens creating a private haven for you and your...
Centenary Heights at present would have to be deemed as one of the most desirable locations in our blossoming Garden City. And we all just love LLEWELLYN...
Sitting proudly behind the white picket fence is an opportunity that has arisen and one not to be missed. Here is a lovely weatherboard homely home ready for a new...
Here is that rare find that you have been searching for, one that ticks the boxed for mum, dad and the kids. 4 big double bedrooms bathroom and master with huge...
This property presents a superb opportunity for the astute investor or first home owner to add value to their real estate portfolio immediately by securing this...
This incredible home was designed with privacy and entertaining in mind. From the moment you step through the formal entry and see the space that is on offer here...
I am often asked what I think is a good solid long term investment. My standard response is always the same It's the land that appreciates so the bigger the block...
Presenting a statement in lifestyle, sophistication and superb style, this fabulous home is positioned on a 4291m2 allotment is just 12 minutes to Toowoomba's CBD.
Join the Community.
Get your local news, your way.
Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.