Friday 25 March 2011

Crimestoppers update

In partnership with the Cairns District Crime Prevention office, CairnsBlog brings you Crime Stoppers update.

Drink driver charged after traffic crash, Cairns
Police were called to a single vehicle traffic crash at Freshwater in the early hours of Thursday morning. It is alleged that shortly after midnight the 42-year-old driver of a utility had failed to negotiate a turn from Kamerunga Road into Lavis Street and collided with a light support pole before coming to rest against a metal fence. The man allegedly returned a breath alcohol reading of .233% and was arrested and charged with driving whilst under the influence of liquor. He is scheduled to appear in the Cairns Magistrates Court on April 8.

Burglary offences, Cairns
Investigations are underway into a number of burglary offences in the Cairns area. At around 10.30pm on Wednesday thieves gained entry to a Grafton Street North Cairns unit by way of an unlocked rear door and stole a quantity of jewellery. QP1100253732

In another incident a unit in Anderson Street at Manunda was targeted by offenders who forced entry to the residence and stole a handbag and wallet as well as jewellery. The offence occurred sometime between 2.45 and 8am on Thursday.

Theft from vehicle, Redlynch
Police are also investigating the theft of trade tools from a vehicle on Thursday. The 24-year-old victim had parked and secured his station wagon in the vehicle parking area at a popular swimming hole on Redlynch-Intake Road at around 12.30pm. A short time after the victim returned to find that entry had been forced to his vehicle and items had been stolen. Thieves made off with tools including two power drills, a tool box, tool belt and specialized electronic equipment.

Fraud charge, Cairns
Police have charged a 24-year-old Mooroobool man with fraud following an investigation into a number of allegedly fraudulent transactions. It is alleged the man stole several cheques from his employer and cashed them over a five month period between November 2010 and earlier this month. He is scheduled to appear in the Cairns Magistrates Court on March 28.

Police Officer assaulted, Mooroobool
A 17-year-old man was charged with serious assault and obstructing Police on Tuesday following an incident at a McCoombe Street address. Police were called to the residence shortly before 1pm and were attempting to negotiate with the man when he allegedly threatened to strike the officers with a chair. It is further alleged that the man then ran at one of the officers and struck him in the upper body. The man was subsequently taken into custody and charged. The officer received treatment at the Cairns Base Hospital for a shoulder injury as a result of the incident. The man is due to appear in the Cairns Magistrates Court on April 7.

Break and enter offence, Bungalow
Police are investigating a break and enter offence that occurred at a Lyons Street business overnight on Tuesday night. Thieves forced entry to the premises sometime between 9pm and 6.30am and stole a cash register containing a small sum of money.

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.

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