Mother at centre of wild party surrenders child, could face charges
Fears for the two-year-old girl’s safety were raised on Saturday night when police found her cowering in the back room of the Varsity Lakes home which had been trashed during a three-day drug and alcohol bender.
The woman surrendered her daughter to the girl’s father yesterday afternoon.
he Gold Coast Bulletin reports the toddler’s mother admitted to trashing the home herself and refused to make a complaint.
Police said a group of “wannabe baby bikies” destroyed a double garage door and bashed three middle-aged neighbours with pool cues when they were asked to leave the party.
To make matters worse, the damage is not insurable and the neighbours will be forced to pay for the cost of damage to their homes. Senior solicitor at Feborov’s Family Lawyers, Kathleen Simpson, who was representing the girl’s father, said he was “overjoyed” to be reunited with his daughter.
“We managed to get an outcome in 24 hours of being notified about the party,” she said.
“The father is feeling elated and relieved and the girl has not stopped telling her father that she loves him.”\
Rapid Action Patrol boss Jim Keogh said the woman went on a drug-fuelled rampage during the three-day bender.
“Our initial investigations indicate she may have been affected by some substance,” he said.
“We entered the house with GoPro cameras and recorded her saying, ‘Yeah, I did a lot of it and condoned it all, so I have no complaint for the house’.
“It was very hard to piece together what graffiti happened on the night because some of it was dry and must have happened earlier.”
Supt Keogh said police might also charge the woman with breaching the state’s tough new “out-of-control” party legislation.
If so, she would be the first Gold Coaster to face the charges since the previous government introduced the law last October.
“There are lots of boxes that need to be ticked before investigators go down that path but it is something they will look at,” he said.
“There are parts in that legislation which indicate if a minor is involved, then the parent takes responsibility.”
The woman could face an $18,150 fine or three years in jail if found guilty.
The new laws define an out-of-control party as one involving 12 or more people, in which at least three are involved in unacceptable behaviour.
Detective Acting Inspector Toby Wilkinson from the Burleigh CIB said police now faced the massive task of tracking down the alleged offenders, witnesses and interviewing the victims from a related assault.
Acting Insp Wilkinson said he did not expect an arrest in the next 24 hours.