Friday 11 December 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.

Youths charged over stolen vehicle, Cairns:
Five children were taken into custody early on Thursday morning after an off-duty officer spotted a teenage boy driving a 4WD on Lake Morris Road, Kanimbla around 6am yesterday. Two boys, aged 12 and 14, are due appear in the Cairns Children’s Court later this month to face charges of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and possession of tainted property. The remaining trio, two 12-year-old boys and another 13-year-old boy, will be dealt with under the provisions of the Juvenile Justice Act. The recovered 4WD had allegedly been stolen from an address in Ragnar Street, Whiterock in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Man charged over taxi driver assault, Cairns:
Police have charged a 46-year-old Mooroobool man after an investigation into an assault on a cab driver that allegedly took place in Cassandra Close last Friday night. The man surrendered himself at the Cairns Police station on Tuesday morning and was subsequently charged with assault occasioning bodily harm. The man is due to appear in the Cairns Magistrates Court on December 16.

Truck crash closes Kuranda Range:
Police and emergency crews were called to a single vehicle traffic crash on the Kuranda Range section of the Kennedy Highway at about 1.30am today. An east bound semi trailer lost control in wet conditions and overturned a short distance east of the Henry Ross lookout area on the range. The male driver suffered minor injuries in the crash. The range was closed for several hours whilst crews recovered the damaged rig as well as two pieces of machinery which were lost from the trailer. Police are investigating the cause of the crash.

Car owners warned to secure vehicles, Cairns area:
Police have reiterated warnings to vehicle owners to secure their vehicles and remove valuables after a number of thefts from vehicles across the area in recent days. A vehicle was entered in an open garage at Kingsford Street Mooroobool in the early hours of Friday morning and a quantity of music discs and two pairs of sunglasses were stolen.

Entry was also gained to a station wagon which had been parked at an Earlville shopping centre at about 11am on Thursday. Police believe that the owner had inadvertently failed to secure the vehicle and a number of computer game cartridges were stolen. A Kanimbla resident awoke on Thursday morning to find that her vehicle had been entered and video gaming equipment, headphones and iPod had been stolen from inside. The vehicle had been parked in the driveway of an Elphinstone Street residence. In another offence at Bentley Park, thieves forced entry to a utility which was parked on a footpath outside a Bathurst Drive address early on Thursday morning. A wallet, video games, sunglasses and a portable radio were stolen from the vehicle.

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