Monday 28 February 2011

Crimestoppers update

Cairns drink drivers frustrate police efforts.
Cairns police are disappointed with motorists, after 23 drink drivers were detected over a 48 hour period on the weekend.
Driving under the influence of alcohol is hazardous to all motorists on the roads, let alone driving during extreme weather conditions.

A 17-year-old learner driver from Kewarra Beach allegedly lost control and crashed his motor vehicle on the Captain Cook Highway at Trinity Beach at about 10:30pm on Saturday. The man was charged with drink driving, driving unaccompanied on a learner permit, driving an unregistered and uninsured motor vehicle, and using false registration plates. He is due to appear in the Cairns Magistrate Court on March 21.

Boy located safe and well after being feared missing, Kewarra Beach: Emergency Service’s conducted a search over the weekend for a boy who was reported missing whilst swimming in flood waters at Deep Creek, on Sunday afternoon. The 14-year-old was later located at his home address and was unaware a search had been undertaken. He was uninjured as a result of the ordeal.

Smithfield Police kept busy with wet weather.
A number of landslips on the Kuranda Range section of the Kennedy Highway and the Captain Cook Highway created delays for motorists over the week-end. Police conducted traffic control on Saturday in order for Roadtek crews to clear debris open roadways.

Smithfield crews attended ten traffic crashes over the weekend as a result of vehicles losing traction in the wet conditions. Police are reminding motorists to drive to the conditions and not take risks by entering flood waters. Police are advising the community to:

• Be aware of reduced tyre traction when travelling on wet roads and adjust your driving habits accordingly – smooth driving is the key;
• Take extra care, re-think travel plans and limit non-essential travel if possible in areas experiencing heavy rainfalls or localised flooding;
• Do not try to cross flooded roads, creeks and watercourses;
• Do not drive, walk or cycle through floodwaters;
• Do not swim in swollen rivers and creeks;
• Be alert of currents, especially during periods of heavy rain. The current, both in waterways and water covering roads can be extremely strong and people and vehicles can be swept away in a instant;
• Remember that road conditions and road closures can change rapidly as creeks and water courses can rise and fall quickly;

Break and enter offence, Caravonica
Police are investigating the break and enter of an Orana Street residence overnight on Friday. It is believed that the offender/s entered the dwelling via a widow. A laptop computer, cash, compact discs, two spear guns and a diving knife were stolen.

1 comment:

Hans Van Veluwen said...

...find the widow and you will find the culprits...