Thursday 26 November 2009

Crime Stoppers update

In partnership with the Cairns District Crime Prevention office, CairnsBlog brings you Crime Stoppers update.

Anyone with information which could assist police with their investigations should contact Cairns Police on 40307000 or Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or Crime Stoppers 24hrs a day.
Crime Stoppers is a charitable community volunteer organisation working in partnership with the Queensland Police Service.

Teens charged over assault in park, Westcourt
Two girls aged 13 and 14 have been charged by Detectives from the Cairns Child Protection Investigation Unit. The charges relate to an alleged assault committed against a 15-year-old girl in a park at around midnight on Monday. The two girls were charged with assault occasioning bodily harm whilst armed as well as acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm.  They will be dealt with under the provisions of the Juvenile Justice Act.
Man arrested over cab driver assault, North Cairns: 
A 49-year-old Westcourt man has been charged with assault occasioning bodily harm after an alleged attack on a female cab driver on Kerwin Street on Wednesday evening.  It is alleged that the man got into the cab outside the Cairns Base Hospital and a short time later started to punch the female driver in the face and allegedly attempt to strangle her.  The driver managed to stop the cab and other drivers came to her assistance.  Police attended and arrested the alleged offender. He is due to appear in the Cairns Magistrates Court on December 11.
Break and enter at Manoora
 Cairns Police are investigating a burglary offence that occurred at a Manoora unit last week-end.  Between Saturday and Sunday afternoons thieves forced entry to the Maytown Close unit and removed a Dell laptop computer.
Single vehicle traffic crash, Edge Hill
Cairns Police are investigating a single vehicle traffic crash that occurred at the intersection of Pease and Greenslopes Streets at about 2.00am on Thursday. A 19-year-old Kuranda man was transported to the Cairns Base Hospital for observation after his utility collided with a light pole at the incident scene.
Burglary at Holloways Beach
Smithfield Police are investigating the break and enter at a house on Hibiscus Lane at Holloway’s Beach on Wednesday morning. Around 2am the resident was awoken by a noise downstairs.  He then went to investigate and the offender fled after having forced open one of the balcony doors.  Police do not believe the offender made entry to the house after being disturbed and no property was stolen.

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