Thursday 29 April 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.

Robbery of 68-year-old Manoora man
Cairns detectives have released an image of a man they believe may be able to assist with their investigations into an assault and robbery of a 68-year-old local man at Manoora around 4.30am on April 28.

The victim was approached by two males on Pease Street shortly after withdrawing a sum of cash from a nearby service station.

The man was punched and fell to the ground, where he was kicked, after he refused to give the males money. The males stole his cash and left the scene. The man received cuts, abrasions and swelling to his leg, nose, mouth and rib areas.

Description of offenders: The first male is around 173cm tall, with short drown hair. He was wearing a grey hooded jumper with bright fluorescent stripes approximately two inches thick down each arm and a red stripe over the hood of the jumper. He was also wearing dark tracksuit pants. The second is around 152cm tall and was wearing dark tracksuit pants and holding onto a bicycle.

Cairns police locate stolen property
Cairns detectives have recovered in excess of $10,000 worth of stolen property from break and enter offences that occurred at businesses in the Bungalow area between March and April 2010.
Police executed four search warrants at residences in the Bayview Heights area over the past fortnight resulting in a large haul of stolen property. Officers will be returning property to business owner’s today at the Cairns Police Station.

Man injured in traffic crash, Westcourt
A 26-year-old Kanimbla man was transported to hospital suffering whiplash and a suspected chest injury after being involved in a two vehicle crash on Boland Street around 8.45am yesterday. Both vehicles required towing from the scene, the driver of the second vehicle escaped injury. Police are investigating what caused the incident.

Burglary, Edmonton
Edmonton police are investigating the theft of property from a Mount Close home at Edmonton that occurred sometime between midnight and 6.30am yesterday. It is believed that the victim had fallen asleep on the verandah when unknown offender/s allegedly gained entry to the home through an unlocked door. The offender/s allegedly stole a backpack, mobile phones, three wallets and a set of keys before fleeing.

Behaviour of female driver concerning to police
Around 7.50pm on April 26 police intercepted a vehicle on the Captain Cook Highway allegedly traveling in excess of the speed limit. Police approached the vehicle and allegedly observed five occupants in the vehicle not wearing seatbelts, three of which were children under the age of ten. Police further discovered that the 27-year-old female driver was allegedly disqualified from driving and she allegedly also had two hitchhikers in the vehicle. Police subsequently impounded the vehicle and the woman was charged with disqualified driving, three seatbelt offences and speeding. She is due to appear in the Cairns Magistrates Court May 12.

Youth arrested, break and enter, Mossman Gorge
Mossman detectives yesterday charged a 15-year-old Wonga boy following investigations into the theft of cash and jewellery from a caravan at the Mossman Gorge on April 24. The youth was charged with burglary and committing an indictable offence and receiving tainted property and is scheduled to appear at the Cairns Children’s Court later this month.

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