A group of Manado Court residents fed up with crime ravaging their street have filed a petition to council to construct a fence in their cul-de-sac. At the August 31 Shire of Broome ordinary council meeting a group of residents from Manado Court filed a petition to the council urging them to erect a fence at the end of their street to stop foot traffic and crime on their street. Manado Court leads onto a park where residents say there is constant drug and criminal activity that then bleeds onto their street. Sahanna Place resident Chrissy Carter, who has lived on the street for eight years, said she has had her home broken into more than 20 times since living on Manado Court. “If it’s not a brawl, it’s someone screaming, stolen cars or motorbikes driving up and down the street and across the groin onto Yu Court. If it’s none of those things it’s a riot,” she said. “Once a passer-by set the verges of five houses on our street alight. A few months later someone set the neighbour’s front yard alight. Last week someone set a fire on my verge. Several bins on my street have been burned as well. “Aside from the needles, the rusted carcasses of white goods and furniture that adorn the area, the smell of discarded turtle carcasses and remains of dead cows is off-putting, to say the least. “One morning I came out to leg bones and flesh all along the road. Around the corner, there were intestines and a cow’s skin. Another time it was the carcass of a kangaroo on my verge. “All of this antisocial behaviour stems from a constant stream of foot traffic that starts across the cul-de-sac groins of Sahanna Place and Manado Court and ends at IGA.” A quick walk-through of the park uncovered tens of needles and countless smashed bottles and empty alcohol containers left scattered across the area. Manado Court resident Paulette Brown said thefts and drug activity on the street were not uncommon. “We’re just sick of all the yelling and smashing bottles from people that don’t even live on our street. We’re sick of finding needles out on the sidewalks and in our gardens,” she said. “Chippindall Place has a fence at the bottom of their cul-de-sac and so does Brown and Cotter Court, we’re the only street without one. “We just want to block off our street from undesirables, from thefts and damages. We’re just sick of it.” While visiting the street to speak to residents, the Broome Advertiser’s reporter was threatened by a man wielding a rock.