ANTHONY Suttor says he wants police to step up their efforts to catch people responsible for dumping and setting alight vehicles in Kinross State Forest at Clifton Grove.
Mr Suttor, who considers himself a concerned citizen, said police should treat dumping cars as a criminal matter.
“I think police need to investigate what’s happing and I’m puzzled why they’re not doing that,” he said.
“I’d like to know why innocent victims of crime [vehicle owners] aren’t being treated with more respect.”
Mr Suttor said while he’s fortunate not to have had one of his own cars stolen, he know the economic impact car theft can have.
“Cars are worth tens of thousands of dollars ... people just steal them and vandalise them,” he said.
“I want to know why people aren’t being bought to justice over this, I’d like to see them put behind bars.”
Mr Suttor said the dumped vehicles, which are often set alight, are also a potential fire hazard.
Canobolas Local Area Command duty officer Bruce Grassick said police treat every matter that’s reported to them seriously and conduct appropriate investigations.
“In this case we’d like any members of the public with information about these matters to come forward to police.”