Police are renewing efforts to crack down on anti-social behaviour and public drinking around Werribee train station and Werribee River.
Sergeant Julian Frazer of the Wyndham Community Safety Team said the unit regularly visited the two areas to tackle anti-social behaviour and crime.
“In recent weeks we have noticed an increase in anti-social behaviour in that area, which coincided with some concerns raised by residents and the [Wyndham] council,” he said. “This type of offending is prominent at some stages of the year and then decreases at other times … police are always monitoring it and we deal with each issue individually.
“More than 10 infringements have been issued for consuming alcohol in a public place in recent weeks, with some repeat offenders engaging in anti-social behaviour.
“A number of arrests have also been made by police.”
On May 20, police arrested several people for failing to answer bail and crime-related matters at Werribee train station.
Officers also issued infringement notices to 14 people for drunken and anti-social behaviour and arrested another person for possession of a drug of dependence.
Sergeant Frazer also said that earlier this year, police received some calls from residents about “rough sleepers causing issues in Chirnside Park”.
“As a result we have patrolled these areas and provided referrals and support to any people that needed it or dealt with any criminal offences identified,” he said.
“There have not been any further issues in regards to anti-social behaviour in Chirnside Park since the end of March.”
Anyone with concerns about anti-social behaviour in their area can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or 000 in an emergency.