Snitch page attracts police attention

Publishers of The Apollo Bay Snitch page on Facebook removed the site after Colac Herald publicity.

AN internet page spreading rumours about Apollo Bay teens’ alleged sexual and criminal behaviour has attracted police attention.

The publishers of the “Apollo Bay Snitch” account on Facebook pulled the page down after Colac Herald publicity today but not before inviting people to submit rumours about residents of the town, claiming “anyone and anything is fair game”.

Corangamite youth resource officer Leading Senior Constable Terry Woodcroft said he had contacted the author of the page, which he said had “no place” in the public forum.

The page started on March 9 and had 129 friends yesterday.

Sen Const Woodcroft said he was yet to report Apollo Bay Snitch for a Facebook review because he was trying a “different” tactic.

Sen Const Woodcroft urged the person behind the Snitch to work with police but was yet to receive a reply from the Snitch when The Colac Herald went to print yesterday.

Former Apollo Bay P-12 College school captain Tamara O’Carroll said the Snitch page was another form of cyber bullying.

Apollo Bay Chamber of Commerce president Nick Polgeest said he “totally rejected” the site.

Sen Const Woodcroft said that while the Apollo Bay Snitch was “not up to the same calibre” as offensive website Whozadog, the Snitch could descend further into inappropriate territory.

Whozadog published people’s names and contact details and incited abuse until last year.

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