Concerned East Orange residents are calling for a more visible police presence in the area after a recent spate of vandalism has the neighbourhood "fed up" with anti-social behaviour.
The resident, who asked not to be named for fear of being targeted, said car windows are being smashed at a regular rate in the area, while at least two grass fires were extinguished in East Orange in the last week.
At least 19 vehicles were damaged over the course of several hours on Moulder, Peisley, William and March streets, and the Orange Railway Station, in mid-November, with a range of items stolen.
The concerned resident said her car was also hit in the days after that flurry of break-ins, and the sound of the window smashing was "like a bomb going off".
"The glass goes everywhere," she added.
The long-time East Orange resident said the damage usually occurs in the evening and into the night.
"Everyone has had enough," she added.
"We're fed up with the anti-social behaviour. "
We've done the right thing, secured car, rang police ... but what's next?A concerned East Orange resident speaking out against the anti-social behaviour in the region.
The resident says she and others have notified police of the damage but the issues continue.
She's heard a number of other car alarms and windows smashed in the area in the last two weeks, with a spring loaded hammer, like the ones used on bus windows during emergencies, causing the vandalism.
"I've been saying to everyone, and suggested to police the other night, all that has to happen is the police come up and park and listen and follow the sound (of the vandals)," the resident said.
"The thing that worries me ... you can hear it in distance, the car alarms ... so they've gotten someone else's car."
The concerned resident currently parks her vehicle in a storage shed, rather than risk parting the car in the street and having further damage inflicted on the vehicle.
"We've done the right thing, secured the car, rang police ... but what's next?" she said.
"A broken window this time, then what?
"People have things happen to them every week but don't speak up. It's an elderly community."
Fire and Rescue NSW Orange crews responded to an out of control fire on Kurim Avenue on Friday afternoon, containing the blaze quickly.
Authorities also extinguished another grass fire on McLachlan Street last Wednesday night.
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