Monday, 21 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.

Man charged over theft from the person, Cairns City:
A 72-year-old Mooroobool man was arrested and charged with stealing from the person on Friday morning after he allegedly stole a mobile phone and a wallet from a 28-year-old man who was asleep in City Place. Police charged the man and he appeared in the Cairns Magistrates Court on Friday afternoon.

Children charged over unlawful use of motor vehicle, Cairns:
Detectives from the Cairns Child Protection and Investigation Unit have charged four children in relation to the unlawful use of a motor vehicle. The Holden sedan was allegedly stolen from outside a Thomas Street North Cairns address overnight on Thursday and was later located crashed into a pole in Tulip Close at Manunda. Two boys aged 12, and another aged 13 are due to appear in the Cairns Childrens Court later this month and a 15-year-old is to be dealt with under the provisions of the Juvenile Justice Act.

Man arrested after jumping between buildings, Cairns City:
Police have arrested and charged a 30-year-old Mareeba man after a dramatic escape attempt on Sunday night. Police had attended a Lake Street high rise apartment complex in order to speak with the man in relation to a number of matters. On entering the fourth floor unit the man allegedly fled and jumped over the balcony onto a garden mezzanine level of an adjoining building. Police then gained entry to a unit in that building and allegedly located the man hiding in a pantry. He was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a dangerous drug, unregulated high risk activity, trespass, obstructing police and a number of Bail Act offences and is due to appear in the Cairns Magistrates Court later today.

High range drink driver arrested, Whiterock:
A 24-year-old Innisfail man is due to appear in the Cairns Magistrates Court on January 7 after he was arrested for driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of liquor or a drug early on Friday morning. Edmonton Police intercepted the man’s Mitsubishi sedan on Sheehy Road at about 3.50 am and he allegedly returned a breath alcohol reading of .152%.

Break and enter offence at Port Douglas:
Police are investigating the theft of a mobile phone and charger and a set of keys after a break and enter offence that occurred at a Trochus Close address overnight last Thursday. Thieves entered the dwelling via an unlocked door and stole the items. Police are urging residents to secure their properties to prevent similar offences by opportunistic thieves.

Man charged after driving unregistered vehicle to police station:
A 34-year-old Holloway’s Beach man has been charged with driving an unregistered and uninsured motor vehicle after he allegedly drove his Toyota van to the Smithfield Police on Friday. He had been required to attend the station in relation to other matters when police detected the offence. He is due to appear in the Cairns Magistrates Court January 14.

Four charged with public nuisance, Manunda:
Four people were arrested on six charges including public nuisance, contravening a direction and obstructing police following a birthday party at skate rink on Behan Street, Manunda on Saturday night. The party had been registered with police and around 400 people expected to attend, however was shut down by the venue management after considerable damage was done to the toilets. Police attended after some of the party-goers became involved in a disturbance outside the complex. The crowd was dispersed with four people charged. No one was injured in the incident.

Man arrested after damaging property, Edmonton:
A 24-year-old Manoora man is due to appear in the Cairns Magistrates Court on January 6 after he allegedly damaged two letterboxes belonging to Bruce Highway residents on Saturday night. It is alleged the man left an Edmonton Hotel shortly after 10pm and walked along the highway where he damaged the letter boxes and was creating a disturbance. He was detained by residents until police arrived and arrested him. The man was charged with two counts of willful and unlawful damage.

Theft of vehicle, Cairns City:
Cairns police are investigating the theft of a Holden Commodore utility from Aplin Street overnight on Saturday. The vehicle is blue and when stolen was bearing Queensland registration 543JPE.

Unlawful entry to motor vehicles, Westcourt:
Police are investigating the unlawful entry to two vehicles from neighbouring properties on Aumuller Street sometime between 7.30pm on Saturday and 6.30am on Sunday. In the first instance the vehicle owner had forgotten to lock her vehicle and thieves entered and removed a quantity of wrapped Christmas presents from within. Thieves then targeted an unlocked vehicle in a neighbouring yard and stole a satellite navigational system as well as a fob watch. Police are urging vehicle owners to secure their vehicles and to remove valuables from within while vehicles are unattended.

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