Residents say an arrest in Gnarabup on Sunday night has again highlighted the issues with short-stay accommodation in the region. Margaret River police arrested a man late on Sunday night after a call to a disturbance at a holiday home. Concerned residents who asked not to be named said guests at the house had already alarmed neighbours by repeated speeding along Point Marmaduke Drive. Sgt Simone Taplin told the Times officers responded to an alleged assault complaint. Two police vehicles were dispatched and neighbours sympathised with officers after the arrested man allegedly verbally abused police. “On attendance, police were confronted by hostile persons, with a male being arrested on suspicion,” Sgt Taplin said. “They (the guests) are not from Margaret River. “As a result of inquiries the male was released pending further investigations.” Neighbours said the other guests cleared out of the holiday home before midnight, after police departed. Sgt Taplin said officers were aware of the frustrations of coastal residents. “Please don’t hesitate to call if there is an issue requiring police assistance,” she said.