Friday 5 February 2010

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.

Disturbance leads to drug arrest, Westcourt:
A 29-year-old Westcourt man was charged with a number of drug offences yesterday afternoon following a disturbance. Police were called to the Mann Street unit shortly after midday in relation to a disturbance during which the man sustained a wound to his thigh. A search of the unit allegedly revealed a small hydroponics system in one of the bedrooms with three plants. The man was transported to the Cairns Base Hospital for treatment to a minor injury and was arrested upon release. Detectives charged the man with production of a dangerous drug; possession of a dangerous drug; possession of property used in the commission of an offence and possession of a drug utensil. He is due to appear at the Cairns Magistrates Court on February 18.

Workers unearth old firearm, Cairns:
Workers at a Parramatta Park school construction site located an old revolver whilst conducting earth works at the school on Wednesday afternoon. The weapon was buried approximately a meter underground and appeared to have been there for several decades. The weapon was considerably rusted and it appeared that the barrel had been modified in order to render the weapon inoperable prior to being buried. Police do not believe that the weapon presented any danger to students at the school due to its modified state and location deep under ground.

High range drink driver crashes vehicle, Redlynch:
A 37-year-old Freshwater man was charged with driving whilst under the influence of liquor early this morning after he crashed his Toyota station wagon into roadside signs on Brinsmead-Kamerunga Road. Police were called to the incident at about 1.00am and will allege that the man returned a breath alcohol reading of 0.178%. He is due to appear at the Cairns Magistrates Court on February 22.

Man injured in traffic crash at Kewarra Beach:
Smithfield Police were called to a single vehicle traffic crash at about 6.15pm yesterday at the Kewarra Beach roundabout on the Captain Cook Highway. A 40-year-old Kewarra Beach man received arm and head injuries when his northbound Holden utility crashed whilst he attempting to negotiate the roundabout. The man was transported to the Cairns Base Hospital for treatment and police are awaiting the results of a blood specimen.

Traffic offender, Earlville:
A 22-year-old Earlville man was intercepted by Edmonton police early yesterday morning after allegedly exceeding the speed limit along McGuigan Street at Earlville. The man was intercepted and a subsequent breath test allegedly returned a breath alcohol reading of 0.136%. The man was charged with speeding, drink driving as well as contravening a late night driving restriction. He is due to appear at the Cairns Magistrates Court on February 25.

Neighbours targeted by thieves, Whiterock:
Edmonton Police are investigating the unlawful use of a motor vehicle overnight on Wednesday. Thieves gained entry to the utility which was parked in the carport of a Tiffany Street address. The vehicle was then pushed onto the street where unsuccessful attempts were made to get it started. The offenders fled after being disturbed by a passing motorist. A next door neighbour also reported the theft of his wallet and a backpack which had been left on a patio table outside his house. Police are urging residents to avoid leaving valuables in and around patio and entertainment areas in order to avoid becoming an easy target for thieves.

Theft of property, Cow Bay:
Mossman Police are investigating the theft of a quantity of equipment from a Cow Bay property during recent weeks. The property owner had been absent and had returned to find generators, batteries and tools had been stolen from the residence, north of the Daintree River.

In a separate incident, a retail business in Mill Street Mossman was broken and entered after thieves forced entry to the front of the store. A quantity of jewellery was stolen from the premises. It is believed that the offence occurred sometime between Monday and Thursday of this week. Detectives from the Mossman are investigating both offences.

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