Tuesday 1 June 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 bus driver, Clifton Beach
Smithfield detectives have released images of a man that they believe may be able to assist inquiries following the assault and robbery of a bus driver at Clifton Beach.
About 9pm on Saturday night. The offender boarded the bus at Palm Cove and had consumed liquor onboard. The driver subsequently stopped the bus on Upolo Esplanade at Clifton Beach and ordered the man to leave. The man then allegedly grabbed money from the fare till and allegedly punched the driver before damaging communication equipment on the bus.
The driver suffered a small laceration as well as bruising and swelling as a result of the attack. The offender is described as being a male Caucasian about 180cm tall and of muscular build. He is thought to be about 35 years of age and had short brown hair.
Contact Smithfield CIB on 4045 77129 or Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.

Police officer assaulted, Cooktown:
A 16-year-old Hope Vale girl has been charged following an alleged assault on a police officer. Police were attempting to arrest the girl for another matter when she allegedly threatened to hit an officer with a two litre drink bottle, the girl then allegedly punched an officer in the face. The girl was charged with two counts of assault or obstruct police and contravening a direction or requirement, she will be dealt with under the provisions of the Youth Justices Act.

Assault, Parramatta Park:
Police are investigating the assault of an 18-year-old local man at Martyn Street, Parramatta Park around 2.50 yesterday afternoon. The man was walking his bike in the bike lane next to friends when a car approached from behind and sounded its horn. The vehicle returned a short time later and two males allegedly approached the victim and pulled him off his bicycle before making several attempts to assault him. The victim sustained grazes to his arms and received treatment at the scene. The vehicle is believed to be a blue four door sedan. Both offenders are described as being of Aboriginal or Torre Strait Islander in appearance, 183cm tall with a medium builds and black hair.

Break and enter, Edmonton:
Police are investigating a break and enter offence that occurred at a Hillman Close residence over the weekend. Thieves forced entry through a window and gained entry to the dwelling before stealing computer gaming equipment and liquor.

Youth charged over vehicle damage, Manoora:
Detectives from the Cairns Child Protection and Investigation Unit have charged a sixth offender in relation to the damage of ten vehicles outside a Pease Street Pizza business on Saturday evening. The 16-year-old Earlville youth was charged with 11 counts of wilful damage as well as three counts of entering premises with intent to commit indictable offences. He is due to appear in the Cairns Children’s Court later today. Investigations are continuing in relation to the incident.

Theft of motor car, Parramatta Park:
Investigations are underway into the theft of a car from a Queens Street address early this morning. Thieves stole the vehicle keys from the unsecured dwelling at around 3am before removing the vehicle from a carport. Police located the vehicle a short distance away and it was towed from the scene for forensic examination. Residents are again reminded to take steps to secure their vehicle keys to prevent opportunistic theft.

And the Weekend release...

Damage to vehicles, Manoora:
Police are investigating an incident in Pease Street, Manoora on Saturday night where ten motor vehicles were damaged. It is alleged that around 7.30pm a pizza business employee had attended a Pease Street address and had become involved in a dispute with two male youths. One of the youths then allegedly used a bicycle to damage the man’s car. The man left in his car and returned to his work place further along Pease Street. A group of youths allegedly attended that location and threatened the man before further damaging his car as well as an additional nine vehicles that were parked in the vicinity. An 18-year-old Manoora was charged with wilful damage and is due to appear in the Cairns Magistrates Court on June 16. A 13-year-old Whiterock boy and two Manunda boys aged 15 and 16 were also arrested and charged over the incident.

Man arrested after forcing entry to unit, Earlville:
A 33-year-old Edmonton man has been charged with burglary, wilful damage and assault occasioning bodily harm following an incident at a Herries Street residence on Sunday evening. Police allege just after 7.00pm the residents were at home when they noticed the man standing on the balcony. He was asked to leave and refused before damaging a barbeque and smashing his way into the unit. Police arrived soon after and whilst negotiating with the man he allegedly became involved in a scuffle with the resident and police, during which he allegedly bit the resident on the chest. He was subsequently restrained and removed from the scene. He is due to appear in the Cairns Magistrates Court later today.

Theft of motor vehicle, Manunda:
Police are investigating the theft of a 2000 Honda sedan from a unit complex in McCormack Street overnight on Friday. It is believed that thieves were able to remove the vehicle from the carpark after the owner had inadvertently left the keys inside. The vehicle was later located in Saltwater Creek on McNamara Street before being recovered for examination. The incident comes after a Mazda sedan was stolen from Rowe Street at Earlville overnight on Thursday and subsequently submerged from a boat ramp at Portsmith. Investigations are continuing.

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