09 Jun Police fine ten teenagers $16,000 for hanging at a skate park
A group of teenagers have been fined more than $16,000 collectively for gathering in a skate park as six others are fined for playing tennis amid coronavirus lockdowns.
In the past 24 hours, Victoria Police have issued 52 fines to rule-breakers who gather in groups of more than two or leave the house for non-essential reasons.
The teens were each slapped with a $1,652 fine for ignoring public health directives and gathering in a group of ten.
Six tennis players were also handed infringement notices.
Tennis is on the list of sports residents are allowed to play but the group were fined for breaching two-person limits.
Another eight young people were fined for meeting up at a closed school.
Police did 824 spot checks between Monday and Tuesday, adding to the 21,757 checks conducted since March 21.
In the past 24 hours Victorian police have issued 52 fines to rule-breakers. Pictured: Victoria Police speak to a man at St Kilda beach in Melbourne, April 13
Victoria Police sdid Police did 824 spot checks between Monday and Tuesday. An officer speak to a man at St Kilda beach in Melbourne on April 13
It comes as a secret memo from Victorian police bosses on Monday showed that top cops have concerns that the public are losing faith in law enforcement officers.
The internal email, 인천출장안마 sent to sergeants to pass on to junior officers, follows a string of people who have been fined for doing everyday tasks.
Last Sunday, 17-year-old Hunter Reynolds was learning to drive with her mother when she was pulled over and 수원출장안마 fined $1,652.
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The policewoman said she was breaking social distancing rules by not keeping 1.5 metres away from another person, even though she was only in the car with her mother.
A cyclist was fined $1,652 last Wednesday for breaching laws after being stopped by police while driving to a mountain bike trial.
The police officer who stopped him scolded him for leaving the house for reasons other than work.
‘If you want to exercise you should do a run around your local area,’ he said, before slapping the cyclist with a fine.