Tuesday 15 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.

Two men rescued, Torres Strait:
Two men diving on Kikaldie Reef in the Torres Strait were located safe and well by the rescue helicopter after their boat capsized on Sunday afternoon. It is believed the boat began to take on water and stalled while negotiating big seas at around 3pm. The men attempted to bail the water out of the boat before it capsized. The men activated an EPRIB and a smoke flare alerting the helicopter crew. They were recovered from the water at around 4.45pm.

Police officers assaulted, Badu Island:
A 24-year-old man has been charged following an alleged assault on two police officers at Badu Island on Saturday morning. The Senior Constables had arrested the Darnley Island man in relation to another matter when he allegedly became aggressive. The man allegedly punched one officer in the chest and then head butted the other in the forehead during the incident at around 5.50am. The man was charged with two counts of assault police and committing a public nuisance. He is due to appear in the Darnley Island Magistrates Court on August 23.

Police officer assaulted, Cairns Watchhouse:
A 25-year-old woman has been charged with serious assault after she allegedly spat at a police officer in the Cairns Watchhouse at around 1pm Sunday. The officer will undergo disease testing after the spittle allegedly hit her in the face. The Bungalow woman has been held in custody to appear at the Cairns Magistrates Court today.

Men charged over drug possession, Machans Beach:
Police have charged an 18-year-old Aeroglen man and a 29-year-old Machans Beach man with drug offences following a routine traffic stop in Machans Beach on June 12. Police intercepted the men in a vehicle on Machans Street at around 3.30am allegedly locating a quantity of drugs. The 18-year-old was charged with possessing a dangerous drug and the 29-year-old was charged with possessing a dangerous drug and producing a dangerous drug. They are due to appear in the Cairns Magistrates Court June 28.

Public security reminder:
Police are again reminding home and vehicle owners to be vigilant with security after a spate of break and enter offences across the Cairns District over the long weekend. In most cases opportunistic thieves have gained entry to unlocked homes and vehicles before stealing property. Several vehicles were stolen over the weekend, in one case a set of spare keys was left in the vehicle enabling an easy get-away for thieves.

Police are currently looking for the following vehicle:
1. A green 1996 Hyundai Excel sedan bearing Queensland registration 512DKP stolen from Upward Street on June 14.

2. A white 1997 Holden Kingswood sedan bearing Queensland registration 469DCA stolen from Westcourt on June 14.

3. A red 1987 Holden Barina bearing Queensland registration 344KRE stolen from Cairns

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