Brisbane tradie convicted of stalking neighbours
A Brisbane builder who harassed his neighbours so much that they sold their homes has been convicted of unlawful stalking.
When Steven John Tarasiuk moved into a leafy street in Indooroopilly, neighbours complained he and his tradesmen wreaked havoc. They say they were parked in, loud music and air compressors were left on all night, offensive graffiti was sprayed on walls, and rubbish was dumped on the footpaths.
Other complaints related to used toilet paper and building materials thrown into a neighbouring property, while one family’s dog was also spray-painted by someone on Tarasiuk’s building site.
Tarasiuk’s behaviour was exposed on A Current Affair, after which the Queensland Building and Construction Commission cancelled his building licence.
Neighbours Rob and Arna Duetz, and Lisa and David Coates both sold their properties to get away from Tarasiuk who was today found guilty of one count of unlawful stalking of Arna Duetz after a trial lasting more than four weeks. He was found not guilty however of stalking David Coates.
The builder will be sentenced tomorrow and is facing up to five years in jail.