Drug charges, North Cairns
Two North Cairns men aged 48 and 44 are due to appear in the Cairns Magistrates Court in November. Detectives executed a search warrant at their Lake Street apartment on Wednesday morning. It is alleged that police located a quantity of blank prescriptions as well one forged prescription document. They also allegedly seized drugs and utensils. The men were charged with receiving tainted property; fraud; attempted fraud; possession of a dangerous drug; possession of things used in the commission of a crime; failing to dispose of a syringe and possession of drug utensils.
Man charged with assaulting police, Mossman
A 20-year-old Mossman man was charged with serious assault of a police officer after an incident at Mossman Gorge community last night. Police located the man on Johnson Street about 8pm and he was arrested in relation to several outstanding matters. The man then attempted to flee and struggled with police as they attempted to place him into the rear of the vehicle. The man allegedly kicked out and struck the hand of a female officer against the vehicle’s door, causing a laceration and swelling, as well as a possible fracture. The man was subdued with capsicum spray and transported to Cairns. He will appear in the Cairns Magistrates later today. The officer was treated by QAS at the scene.
Police investigate backhoe theft, Smithfield
Smithfield Detectives are investigating the theft of a backhoe from a Smithfield palm farm that occurred some time between Monday afternoon and Wednesday morning. The JCB machine and a 400 litre spray tank were both stolen from a shed on the Captain Cook Highway property. Anyone with information regarding the theft is urged to contact Smithfield Police on 4057 1900.
Police hunt bag snatchers, Cairns
A 19-year-old Parramatta Park woman fell victim to thieves yesterday after her handbag was snatched at a city shopping centre. The woman was seated at a Cairns Central Shopping Centre internet booth about 12.30pm when a female youth ran past her and grabbed her bag. The offender then ran off in the direction of the railway station before meeting up with another youth and fleeing the scene. The woman’s bag was subsequently recovered however an MP3 and a mobile phone are still outstanding.
Graffiti offences under investigation, Machan’s Beach
Smithfield Police are investigating a number of graffiti offences that occurred at Machan’s Beach overnight on Tuesday. Offenders sprayed markings on two vehicles parked in Machan’s Street as well as a building at the Machan’s Beach primary school.
- Call Cairns Police on 4030 7000 or Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1800 333 000 if you have information