Thursday, 16 September 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 4030 7000, 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.


Local businesses urged to exercise caution, credit card fraud:
Officer in charge of Cairns CIB Senior Sergeant Ed Kinbacher, is urging local businesses to exercise extreme caution when accepting credit card payments by phone following reports that a number of Cairns businesses have fallen victim to credit card fraud this month. Initial intelligence indicates that fraudulent payments are being used to purchase accommodation, adventure activities and general day-to-day purchases. Local tourism businesses in particular are urged to exercise caution.

Police crack down on traffic offences:
Police are dismayed over the number of recent traffic offences already detected with the launch of Operation Spring Break yesterday. Acting Superintendent David Tucker is urging motorists to be especially vigilant over the next few weeks and to comply with the road rules.

“Too many people are taking simple risks which will increase the threat of road trauma," Superintendent David Tucker said. "When you are driving you never know if the car nearest to you is an unmarked police car or if your driving behaviour will be reported to police by a member of the community. I encourage all road users to ensure they have adequate rest and to utilise driver reviver sites when travelling long distances. Do not drink and drive and if you are unwell do not drive under the influence of prescription medication,” Tucker said.

Cars Impounded:
A 25-year-old Parramatta Park woman had her car impounded for a period of 48 hours after allegedly returning a breath alcohol reading of .094% after she was intercepted by police on Card Avenue at Manunda around 7.40pm last night. The woman was charged with driving over the general alcohol limit, failing to comply with a requirement, contravening a requirement and driving whilst disqualified. She is scheduled to appear in the Cairns Magistrates Court today.

A 64-year-old Parramatta Park man was intercepted twice by police in the space of half an hour allegedly driving whilst disqualified in the Manunda and Manoora area. The man was charged with two counts of driving whilst disqualified and subsequently had his vehicle impounded for 48hours on the second offence. He is scheduled to appear at the Cairns Magistrates Court on September 30.

Drink Driving:
A 24-year-old Bentley Park woman was charged with driving over the general alcohol limit, driving unaccompanied on a learners permit, contravening a requirement and failing to display learner plates after she was intercepted by police on Mulgrave Road at Woree around 2.00am yesterday morning. Police will allege the woman returned a breath alcohol reading of .107%, she is scheduled to appear at the Cairns Magistrates Court September 30.

Man caught driving unregistered vehicle, Cairns North:
A 31-year-old Cairns North man is scheduled to appear at the Cairns Magistrates Court on October 13 charged with driving an unregistered vehicle, driving an uninsured vehicle and driving a vehicle with cancelled plates after he was intercepted by police on Sheridan Street around 11.00 yesterday morning. Police wish to inform motorists that they have the facilities to quickly check whether or not a vehicle is correctly registered and that breaches relating to the registration of vehicles can involve serious penalties and impoundment of the vehicle.

3 comments:

Paul said...

Perhaps if police spent more effort policing driving standards generally instead of focusing on the lucrative revenue streams that come from artificially low speed limits, they might actually make some headway against road trauma. That's if they were serious of course.

Pemulwuy said...

best thing they should continue is shooting each other in the back of the head...

also .

if you can't see that Keelty was lying through his arse in the Indo courtroom just poke yerself in the eye..

he deverved the bullet he was on the take...

mary mckillop would despise us for abandoning shappelle corby..now there's a real aussie battler..

cops arent heros just overpaid greedy jealous bullies who stick together cause normal people avoid mistrust and despise them totally..cept for other psychos..

Russ Parker said...

Ooh - gee whizz the cop bashers are quick out of the blocks today!

Paul, "Perhaps if police spent more effort policing driving standards generally instead of focusing on the lucrative revenue streams that come from artificially low speed limits, they might actually make some headway against road trauma. That's if they were serious of course."

I read the article twice and I'll be damned if I can see any reference to motorists being booked for speeding . Mate I guess the Police were actually "policing driving standards" when they picked up the drink drivers mentioned there.

Pemulwuy - mate you're not even worth the effort of a response. How about a bit of respect for the deceased officer, you grub.