Queensland Police Weekly Wrap

Bringing you up to date with news you may have missed. Starting next week we will publish news update wraps on a daily basis for Queensland and other states.

Day one of Gold Coast Schoolies 2015 [Saturday, 21/11/2015 06:38 AEST]

Thousands of school leavers began arriving on the Gold Coast last night with many more expected to arrive today as the traditional Schoolies Week celebrations officially begins tonight.

Queensland Police will today be monitoring the influx of teenagers arriving and booking into their accommodation.

Overnight there were no schoolies arrested or fined on the Gold Coast.

There were 8 people arrested on 8 charges which were non-schoolies.

The majority of the non-schoolies arrested related to public nuisance and good order offences.

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Assault charges, Baralaba [Saturday, 21/11/2015 08:37 AEST]

A man has been charged following an incident at Baralaba overnight.

Around 10.30pm police were called to Short Street following reports that a man had broken into a house and was threatening the occupants.

Upon arrival the single officer was allegedly confronted by a man armed with a length of timber. It will be alleged the man threatened the officer and advanced upon him.

The officer deployed his taser and was able to take the man into custody without further incident.

Investigations into the disturbance have led to charges being laid for the alleged wilful damage of a vehicle, forced entry into the house and assault of a 58-year-old man inside the home.

The 58-year-old man was treated at the scene for a laceration to his neck.

A 28-year-old Baralaba man has been charged with wilful damage, enter premises with intent to commit indictable offence, assaults occasioning bodily harm whilst armed, serious assault police whilst armed and common assault.

He is expected to appear at the Rockhampton Magistates Court on November 23.

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Missing woman, Redbank Plains [Saturday, 21/11/2015 11:25 AEST]

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a woman missing from Redbank Plains.

Sonja Boschman-Burrows, aged 49-years, was last seen at a Banks Court address at around 3pm yesterday.

Police and her family hold concerns for her welfare, as she has not been seen since and she suffers from a medical condition.

Ms Boschman-Burrows (pictured) is described as Aboriginal, 165 centimetres tall with a proportionate build and black hair. She was last seen wearing black tights, with purple pockets and a light coloured singlet top.

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Emergent situation declared, Main Beach [Saturday, 21/11/2015 11:44 AEST]

An emergent situation has been declared at Main Beach due to a grass fire.

The declaration of an emergent situation under the Public Safety Preservation Act was made just before 11am today and encompasses the northern end of McArthur Parade, Main Beach to the end of the spit.

Please avoid the area as emergency services crews respond to the incident.

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Missing boy, Goodna [Saturday, 21/11/2015 11:55 AEST]

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate a 12-year-old boy who has been reported missing from Goodna.

He was last seen in the Woodridge area on November 19.

The boy is described as Aboriginal in appearance with a slim build, approximately 156 cm tall, with black hair.

Anyone who may have seen the boy should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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Missing boy, Bahrs Scrub [Saturday, 21/11/2015 12:37 AEST]

Police are seeking public assistance to locate a 13-year-old boy missing from Bahrs Scrub.

He was last seen on Tuesday, November 17 at Varsity Lakes. Police are concerned for his welfare as he has not been seen since.

He is described as Caucasian, around 172cm tall with a slight build, brown hair and blue eyes.

He was last seen wearing blue rugby shorts, a white t-shirt with an unknown pattern on the front, orange sneakers, a black Nike backpack, as well as a cap of an unknown colour.

Anyone who has any information which could assist in locating him is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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Missing boy, Beenleigh [Saturday, 21/11/2015 12:57 AEST]

Police are seeking public assistance to locate a 15-year-old boy missing from Beenleigh.

He was last seen on Wednesday, November 18 and concerns are held for his welfare.

He is described as being Aboriginal in appearance, and around 180cm tall, with a slim build, dark brown hair and hazel eyes.

He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, tan coloured chino shorts, Jordan black shoes, and a red and black baseball cap.

Anyone who has any information which could assist in locating him is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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Update: PSPA revoked, Main Beach [Saturday, 21/11/2015 14:48 AEST]

Police have revoked the emergency declaration in Main Beach after a grass fire was brought under control.

The declaration of the emergent situation under the Public Safety Preservation Act was made just before 11am today and revoked about 1:50pm. It encompassed the northern end of McArthur Parade, Main Beach to the end of the Spit.

Police would like to thank local residents and visitors to the area for their understanding and cooperation whilst the operation was underway.

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Fatal motorcycle crash, Yarrabah [Saturday, 21/11/2015 15:50 AEST]

A 33-year-old man has died in hospital as a result of injuries he sustained in a motorcycle crash earlier in the week at Yarrabah.

At about 5.54pm on Wednesday, November 18, a motorcycle was travelling south along Ambrym Street, when it left the road and collided with a power pole.

The man was transported to the Cairns Base Hospital, where he passed away last night.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

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Drug operation, Toowoomba area [Saturday, 21/11/2015 16:21 AEST]

Two men have been charged after Toowoomba police executed search warrants at two separate addresses in the Toowoomba area yesterday.

The two searches were conducted as part of Operation Bravo Resolve targeting drug offences in the region and resulted in police allegedly locating a total of six kilograms of Cannabis.

Around 4.30pm a search of a Bridge Street, Torrington residence resulted in officers allegedly discovering hydroponics equipment along with Cannabis.

A 30-year-old Torrington man has been charged with producing dangerous drugs, possessing dangerous drugs, publishing or possessing instructions for producing dangerous drugs, possessing anything used in the commission of crime and possess utensils or pipes etc that had been used. He is expected to appear at the Toowoomba Magistrates Court on January 19, 2016.

Around 5pm a search of a residence on Goombungee Meringandan Road at Meringandan was also conducted with officers allegedly locating a hydroponic set-up and Cannabis.

A 42-year-old Meringandan man was charged with producing dangerous drugs, supplying dangerous drugs, possessing dangerous drugs, possessing anything used in the commission of crime and possess utensils or pipes etc that had been used. He is expected to appear at the Toowoomba Magistrates Court on January 12, 2016.

Toowoomba police are appealing for members of the public who have any information regarding drug offenders in the community to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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Serious traffic incident, Nambour [Saturday, 21/11/2015 17:32 AEST]

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating a serious traffic incident in Nambour today in which four males sustained injuries.

Initial information suggests at around 1.30pm a car containing four males was travelling on the Bruce Highway northbound when it crashed two kilometres prior to the Bli Bli Road exit.

Four males were transported to Nambour General Hospital with one sustaining possible life-threatening injuries, one with critical injuries, and two in a stable condition.

The northbound lanes of the Bruce Highway were closed, however have since reopened.

Investigations by the Forensic Crash Unit are continuing.

There is no further information available at this time.

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Update: Serious traffic incident, Nambour [Saturday, 21/11/2015 17:51 AEST]

Police are appealing for public assistance following a serious traffic incident which occurred in Nambour today.

At around 1.30pm a four-wheel-drive containing four males was travelling on the Bruce Highway northbound when it crashed two kilometres prior to the Bli Bli Road exit.

Four males were transported to Nambour General Hospital with one sustaining possible life-threatening injuries, one with critical injuries, and two in a stable condition.

Officers are appealing to anyone who may have seen a black sedan, possibly a Toyota Camry, driving erratically in the northbound lanes of the Bruce Highway between 1pm and 1.30pm.

Anyone who may have seen a similar vehicle and who may have sighted the registration plate, or who may have dash cam footage, are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Investigations by the Forensic Crash Unit are continuing.

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Unlawful wounding, Clontarf [Saturday, 21/11/2015 20:56 AEST]

A 19-year-old man has been charged following an alleged unlawful wounding incident in Clontarf this morning.

It will be alleged at 9am, a 24-year-old Clontarf man was punched and then stabbed at an Elizabeth Avenue address.

He was transported to Redcliffe Hospital.

A man was arrested a short time later on Gerald Street.

A 19-year-old Kallangur man is scheduled to appear in Redcliffe Magistrates Court on November 23 charged with assault occasioning bodily harm and wounding, and unrelated charges including three counts of obstructing a police officer, and one count each of possessing utensils or pipes and committing public nuisance.

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Fatal traffic crash, South Kolan [Saturday, 21/11/2015 22:18 AEST]

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating a single vehicle traffic crash which has claimed the life of a pedestrian in South Kolan today.

Initial information suggests at 3.50pm, a 79-year-old Hawkwood man was walking across Bundaberg Gin Gin Road when he was struck by a sedan travelling eastbound.

The man sustained critical injuries and died at the scene.

A 45-year-old woman, the driver of the vehicle, was not physically injured but was transported to Bundaberg Base Hospital for observation.

Investigations are continuing.

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Drug charges, Warwick [Sunday, 22/11/2015 00:40 AEST]

A man has been charged after police located a large quantity of what they alleged to be Cannabis hidden in a vehicle at Warwick yesterday.

Around 1.15pm Saturday afternoon officers performing patrols on the Cunningham Highway intercepted a four wheel drive. It will be alleged that during a subsequent search of the vehicle officers located sealed packages containing Cannabis secreted beneath the floor.

The vehicle was seized and police will allege they located in total over 12 kilograms of Cannabis within the vehicle.

A 58-year-old Victorian man has been charged with possessing dangerous drugs, supplying dangerous drugs and possessing anything used in the commission of crime. He is expected to appear at the Warwick Magistrates Court on Monday (November 23).

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Armed robbery charge, Merrimac [Sunday, 22/11/2015 03:58 AEST]

A man has been charged following investigations into the armed robbery of a Merrimac bottleshop last night.

It will be alleged just before 8pm a man entered the Jura Parade business and demanded money, intimating he was armed with a firearm.

The male attendant handed over a sum of cash before the man ran off.

The attendant was not physically injured.

A 22-year-old Merrimac man has been charged with armed robbery and is expected to appear at the Southport Magistrates Court on Monday.

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Update – missing teenager, Ipswich [Sunday, 22/11/2015 06:23 AEST]

A 16-year-old boy reported missing from Ipswich was located safe and well late on November 20.

Police would like to thank the media and the public for their assistance.

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Day two of Gold Coast Schoolies 2015 [Sunday, 22/11/2015 06:32 AEST]

Official celebrations started for students last night when thousands of school leavers congregated around Surfers Paradise to enjoy the entertainment and facilities provided.

Generally police were pleased with the behaviour of schoolies, with only a small number of the large crowd coming to the attention of police.

Overnight police arrested 10 male schoolies on 15 offences. The majority of these offences were for being drunk and public nuisance.

Only two schoolies were issued with liquor infringement notices for drinking in a public place.

Police arrested 16 non-schoolies on 18 charges, mainly for public nuisance and other good order offences. There was also 15 non-schoolies issued with liquor infringement notices.

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Update – missing woman, Redbank Plains – Located [Sunday, 22/11/2015 07:03 AEST]

A 49-year-old woman reported missing from Redbank Plains was located safe and well last night.

Police would like to thank the media and the public for their assistance.

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Appeal for witnesses, Southport [Sunday, 22/11/2015 10:53 AEST]

Detectives are appealing for witnesses to contact them as they investigate an incident in Southport this morning where an 18-year-old man received serious burn injuries.

Police are seeking to identify anyone who may have travelled past the victim’s silver Toyota Camry with NSW number plate BM 52 VZ on Baratta Street, Southport about 7:45am.

The man was transported to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

Anyone who saw the vehicle or anyone associated with it, is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Investigations are continuing.

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Armed robbery, Flinders View [Sunday, 22/11/2015 12:04 AEST]

Police are investigating after a woman was robbed by a man armed with a knife at Flinders View last night.

Around 8pm the woman was walking to her vehicle in a shopping centre carpark off Ash Street when she was approached by a man armed with a knife and demanding money.

The woman complied, handing over cash and the man then ran off into nearby bushland.

The woman was not physically harmed.

The man is described as Caucasian, aged in his 20s and was wearing a dark hooded jumper and dark long pants.

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Update – 15-year-old Toowoomba girl located [Sunday, 22/11/2015 13:04 AEST]

A 15-year-old girl reported missing from Toowoomba on September 28 has been located safe and well in Coffs Harbour.

The girl was last seen leaving an address on French Street, East Toowoomba at 4pm and it was thought she may have travelled to Tasmania.

She was located interstate yesterday and is now home with family in Toowoomba.

Police would like to thank the public and the media for their assistance.

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Disturbances and suspicious death investigation, Aurukun [Sunday, 22/11/2015 13:15 AEST]

Police are investigating several incidents in Aurukun last night including the suspicious death of a man.

At around 9.20pm, police responded to reports that a 30-year-old man had been hit by a motor vehicle.

The man was taken to the Aurukun Clinic where he later died.

Earlier in the evening, at around 7.15pm, police responded to reports a firearm had been discharged and upon arrival a police car was struck by shotgun pellets.

Soon after, officers located a group of men who began throwing rocks at the police vehicle and later in the evening a vehicle was set alight.

Police believe the incidents may be linked and are appealing for anyone who may have information to come forward.

Officers from Weipa and Cairns arrived in Aurukun this morning to assist with investigations into the incidents.

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Missing girl, Toowoomba [Sunday, 22/11/2015 13:46 AEST]

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate a 15-year-old girl reported missing from the Toowoomba suburb of Glenvale.

She was last seen at around 11.30am on November 19, at a shopping centre on the corner of James Street and Anzac Avenue.

The girl (pictured) is described as Caucasian, large in build, approximately 160cm tall, with pink hair, shaven up the sides.

She was last seen wearing a white singlet and black tights.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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LOCATED: Missing boy, Bahrs Scrub [Sunday, 22/11/2015 15:47 AEST]

A 13-year-old boy reported missing from Bahrs Scrub on November 17 has been located safe and well.

Police would like to thank the public and media for their assistance.

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Police commend good behaviour, Brisbane [Sunday, 22/11/2015 15:47 AEST]

Over 650 protesters attended a rally and counter protest in Emma Miller Place, Brisbane City from around 10am today surrounding the Reclaim Australia movement.

Police supported the attendees right to peaceful protest, with over 100 police being deployed as part of a planned response to ensure the safety of all those involved.

A 64-year-old man was detained during the course of the protest in relation to an offence of public nuisance.

He has been bailed to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates court in response to the charge in coming weeks.

Police have commended the general behaviour of the crowd in attendance.

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Missing man, Logan [Sunday, 22/11/2015 21:46 AEST]

Police are seeking public assistance to locate a 31-year-old man reported missing from a Meadowbrook medical facility earlier today.

It is believed he left the Armstrong and Loganlea Roads facility between 1pm and 1.15pm, and concerns are held for his welfare.

He is described as being Pacific Islander in appearance with a proportionate build, close-cropped black hair, brown eyes and was last seen wearing a white singlet, grey shorts and thongs.

Anyone who has any information which could assist in locating him is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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Taskforce Op North Tearose targets youth crime, Mount Isa [Sunday, 22/11/2015 23:51 AEST]

Mount Isa police are disappointed with young people displaying anti-social behaviour, including throwing rocks and bottles at officers, following a three-day operation targeting youth crime and public order issues.

Taskforce Operation North Tearose saw officers from Mount Isa police, Mount Isa Tactical Crime Squad, Mount Isa Dog Squad and Mount Isa Child Protection Investigation Unit and Criminal Investigation Branch staff conduct high visibility patrols from November 20 to November 22 resulting in the arrest of 54 people on 66 charges.

Police were particularly disappointed by the anti-social behaviour displayed in the Pioneer area after several police vehicles and officers had rocks and bottles thrown at them whilst attending numerous disturbances.

Two-hundred young people ranging in age from 10 to people in their 20’s, were involved in street disturbances.

A 29-year-old Constable sustained cuts to his left wrist, right arm and elbow whilst arresting an extremely aggressive and violent offender.

The officer was conveyed to Mount Isa Base Hospital for treatment, and was later released.

As a result, a 24-year-old Mackay man was remanded in custody to reappear in Mount Isa Magistrates Court on November 23 charged with one count each of assault of a police officer, obstructing police, and failed to provide a specimen of blood for testing.

Seven juveniles aged between seven and 13 years of age were arrested for trespassing and the wilful damage of property. Another juvenile aged 12 was arrested and charged with break and enter. All will be dealt with under the provisions of the Youth Justice Act.

In total, 54 people were charged with 66 offences which included 29 public nuisance offences, five counts of obstructing police, five counts of being drunk in a public place, three break and enters, one for possessing dangerous drugs and four breaches of bail.

Officers also conducted 529 street checks during the course of the operation.

Senior Sergeant Craig Shepherd said police continue to be frustrated by the level of disorder being carried out by youths and young adults.

“Police will continue to work with partner agencies, local community leaders and members of the public to address youth crime and general public order issues in the Mount Isa area,” Senior Sergeant Shepherd said.

“Further operations targeting disorder will be conducted in Mount Isa and we want the community to feel safe and supported knowing that police are responding to the concerns raised.”

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Carrara incidents [Monday, 23/11/2015 05:59 AEST]

Police are appealing for public assistance with their investigations into two linked incidents at Carrara overnight that resulted in three men being injured.

The first incident occurred shortly before 10pm at Paul Court where a number men went to a home and hammered on the door. When it was opened by a woman they threw petrol on her causing her to back away.

A man at the residence then confronted the men. An altercation ensued during which two other men attended the residence and assisted him.

During the fight one of the intruders received lacerations to his face and shoulder. The intruders then ran off and contacted emergency services for assistance. The injured man, a 52-year-old, was taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

In the second incident a short time later at Pappas Way two men standing by a parked car were approached by two men, one armed with a shotgun. The armed man assaulted the two victims before threatening one with the weapon and demanding the keys to the car. After taking the keys both offenders then drove off in the car.

The 21-year-old man was taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital for non-life threatening facial injuries.

The 23-year-old was treated at the scene for facial injuries.

The first man is described as being of Maori or Pacific Islander appearance large build with a shaved head and tattoos. He wasn’t wearing a shirt and was armed with a shotgun.

The second man is also described as of Maori or Pacific Islander appearance. He was wearing a black hooded jumper and black pants and was carrying a satchel or bag. He may have also been carrying weapon.

The stolen vehicle is described as a silver 2007 Ford Falcon sedan bearing Queensland registration 240VQT.

Police patrolling in relation to these incidents located a vehicle parked at a nearby shopping center. A search of this vehicle allegedly resulted in the discovery of a shotgun, dangerous drugs and other property.

Police are urging anyone who sees either of these two men or the vehicle not to approach but to immediately contact Triple-Zero (000) or Crime Stoppers.

Investigations into both incidents are continuing.

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Day three of Gold Coast Schoolies 2015 [Monday, 23/11/2015 07:08 AEST]

The first weekend of celebrations for schoolies concluded last night with thousands of school leavers enjoying the entertainment on offer in Surfers Paradise.

Police were pleased with the behaviour of the vast majority of schoolies throughout the festivities on Sunday evening.

Overnight police arrested 2 schoolies on 4 offences which included public nuisance and an assault offence.

The assault offence related to a disturbance between three male schoolies that occurred near View Street at Surfers Paradise around 12.35am. There were only minor injuries sustained in the incident.

Of the schoolies arrested overnight there was one male and one female.

Liquor infringements notices were issued overnight to 42 schoolies.

Overnight there were 11 people arrested on 13 charges which were not schoolies related and were mainly for drug, public nuisance and good order offences along with 9 non-schoolies receiving liquor infringement notices.

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Robbery with violence, Burpengary East [Monday, 23/11/2015 07:40 AEST]

Police are investigating the robbery with violence incident in Burpengary East yesterday which saw a 59-year-old woman assaulted with bags.

At 8am, a woman was in the rear paddock of a Cameron Road address when she observed a man inside the residence.

The woman proceeded to make her way to the front of the house where the man has run outside carrying two bags in his hands.

She has attempted to remove her handbag from the man’s grasp, however, he has turned around used the bags to hit her in the arms and torso before running to a stolen utility.

The woman has managed to grab both bags from the rear of the vehicle before the man drove away heading west on Cameron Road.

The woman was not physically injured.

Investigations are continuing.

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Update: disturbances and suspicious death, Aurukun [Monday, 23/11/2015 12:55 AEST]

Two Aurukun men are assisting police with their enquiries following several incidents in Aurukun on the weekend.

A 23-year-old man and a 43-year-old man, both from Aurukun, are currently assisting police with their enquiries into the death of a 30-year-old man and reports of a firearm being discharged and damaging a police car.

Additional detectives, dog squad and scenes of crime officers continue to assist police in Aurukun following the incidents.

Investigations are continuing.

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Missing teenager, Robina [Monday, 23/11/2015 14:50 AEST]

Police are seeking public assistance to help locate a 16-year-old girl reported missing from Robina this morning.

The girl was last seen walking towards Robina Parkway at around 11.30am.

Concerns are held for her welfare as she suffers from a medical condition.

The girl is Caucasian, approximately 168cm tall with a proportionate build and has brown hair.  She was last seen wearing a grey jumper with the letter “s” on the front and black tights.

Anyone who has any information regarding her whereabouts is urged to contact Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.

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Burglary with violence, Newtown [Monday, 23/11/2015 15:00 AEST]

Police are investigating a burglary with violence that occurred at Newtown this morning.

At around 9.20am, three men have approached the front door of the Brim Street residence and have attempted to gain entry. The victim has positioned himself behind the front door to prevent their entry.

Two firearms have been pushed through the gap in the doorway and one of the weapons was discharged, causing minor damage. The men have then gained entry to the house and have assaulted a man by striking him across the head with butt of the shotgun.

The men have conducted a search of the house before leaving in unknown white vehicle.

The man has been transported to Toowoomba Base Hospital with lacerations to the side of his head and wrist.

The first man is described as being Caucasian in appearance, aged in his 30’s, 185cm tall, thin build, carrying a sawn off shotgun, with, wood grain butt, in good condition.

The second man is described as being Caucasian in appearance, aged in his 30’s, 175cm tall, thin build, with blue eyes.

The third man is described as being Caucasian in appearance, 18-25 years old 180cm tall, and thin build.

Police are appealing for witnesses and are asking anyone who has information that could assist them to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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Animal cruelty charge, Broadbeach [Monday, 23/11/2015 15:19 AEST]

A man has been charged after an incident at Broadbeach yesterday afternoon where a puppy was allegedly left locked in a vehicle.

It will be alleged that about 3pm police attended a licensed premises on Surf Parade and spoke with a man in relation to his behaviour.

Police subsequently attended the man’s car which had the puppy locked inside. Whilst speaking with the man at the vehicle a member of the public approached police and alleged he had seen the man throw the puppy approximately three metres into the vehicle prior to leaving the puppy in the vehicle unattended.

A 27-year-old Marsden man has been charged with one count each of animal cruelty and public nuisance. He will appear in the Southport Magistrates Court on December 7.

The cattle dog puppy is in the care of an animal welfare agency and is in good health.

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Update: Located – missing teenager, Robina [Monday, 23/11/2015 16:40 AEST]

Police wish to advise the 16-year-old girl reported missing from Robina this morning has been located.

Police would like to thank members of the public and media for the assistance.

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Located – missing girl, Toowoomba [Monday, 23/11/2015 17:39 AEST]

Police wish to advise the 15-year-old girl reported missing from the Toowoomba suburb of Glenvale has been located safe and well.

Police would like to thank the public and media for their assistance in this matter.

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Update 2: Murder charge, Aurukun [Monday, 23/11/2015 20:25 AEST]

A 43-year-old Aurukun man has been charged with one count of murder following investigations into the death of a 30-year-old man in Aurukun on Saturday night.

The man is due to appear in the Aurukun Magistrates Court tomorrow.

Investigations into the death and other incidents that occurred over the weekend are continuing.

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Serious traffic crash, Tewantin [Monday, 23/11/2015 21:43 AEST]

Police are investigating a serious traffic crash in Tewantin this afternoon in which a 35-year-old man has sustained serious injuries.

Initial information suggests at around 4.30pm the 35-year-old man was travelling west along Hilton Esplanade on a motorcycle when he has collided with a four-wheel drive travelling in the opposite direction.

The rider of the motorcycle received serious head injuries and was transported to Noosa Hospital before being air-lifted to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

Police are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the crash or have any information in relation to it to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Investigations by the Forensic Crash Unit are continuing.

There is no further information available at this time.

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Day four of Gold Coast Schoolies 2015 [Tuesday, 24/11/2015 07:02 AEST]

Seven schoolies were arrested overnight on eight charges for mainly public nuisance and street related offences, with police pleased with the overall crowd behavior at the Surfers Paradise schoolies celebrations.

Of the seven schoolies arrested, there were six males and one female.

There were also 42 schoolies given liquor infringement notices for drinking in a public place.

Of the non-schoolies arrested, there were four people arrested on four charges which were mainly for drug and traffic offences.

There were also two liquor infringement notices issued to non-schoolies for drinking in a public place.

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Update: Burglaries, Brisbane City [Tuesday, 24/11/2015 14:58 AEST]

Detectives believe the same man may be responsible for multiple office burglaries in Brisbane’s CBD over the past 15 months.

Several premises were broken into within office towers on Adelaide and Queen streets over the weekend (November 21-22) with laptops and quantities of cash stolen.

It follows a number of break and enter offences in city buildings spanning back to August 2014 in which laptops, petty cash and office equipment was stolen.

Investigators have released additional CCTV footage of a man they wish to speak to regarding the matters after an earlier appeal in January.

The man is described as being Caucasian in appearance with a large build, shaved head and having a distinctive moustache.

Anyone who may recognise the man depicted in the footage or has any other information regarding the matters is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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Stabbing incident – Miami [Tuesday, 24/11/2015 16:39 AEST]

Police are investigating an incident where a boy was stabbed at Miami this afternoon.

Around 12:45pm police were called to Hillcrest Parade where a 15-year-old boy had sustained a single wound to his abdomen.

Police are searching for a male teenager who is believed to be is known to the injured boy.

The 15-year-old boy was transported to the Gold Coast University Hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

Investigations are continuing.

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Firearm and drug charges, Bundall [Tuesday, 24/11/2015 17:28 AEST]

Detectives have charged two people after a search warrant was executed at a Bundall street residence this morning.

It will be alleged that as a result of the search, police located firearms, stolen property and drugs.

A 26-year-old woman from Bundall and a 25-year-old Burleigh Waters man have both been charged with two counts of possession of dangerous drugs, two counts of possessing weapons and one count each of possessing tainted property and possessing a drug utensil.

The man is expected to appear at the Southport Magistrates Court tomorrow while the woman is due in the same court on December 9.

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Fatal traffic crash, Dundathu (near Maryborough) [Tuesday, 24/11/2015 18:17 AEST]

A man injured in single vehicle traffic crash at Dundathu on November 6 has today died in a Brisbane hospital.

The crash occurred just after 1pm on Maryborough Hervey Bay road with initial investigations indicating the man’s vehicle left the roadway and crashed into a tree.

The driver and sole occupant, an 86-year-old Maryborugh man, was initially taken to Hervey Bay Hospital for treatment. He has since died at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

The Forensic Crash Unit are investigating.

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Fatal traffic crash, Bunya Mountains [Tuesday, 24/11/2015 18:58 AEST]

Police are investigating after a woman died in a motorcycle crash at Bunya Mountains this morning.

Initial investigations indicate the single vehicle crash occurred around 11am on Bunya Mountains Road with the motorcycle the woman was riding leaving the roadway and crashing into a tree.

The rider, a 54-year-old Roma woman, died at the scene.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

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Evade police, Surfers Paradise [Tuesday, 24/11/2015 23:17 AEST]

A man is currently assisting police with their inquiries in relation to an evade police matter at Bundall this afternoon.

Initial investigations reveal that at about 5:45pm police allegedly attempted to stop a 4WD in Bundall Road, Bundall.

The vehicle was tracked by Polair before a tyre deflation device was successfully deployed in Orchid Avenue, Surfers Paradise and the man was subsequently detained.

A 22-year-old man has been transported to the Gold Coast University Hospital with what is believed to be non-life threatening injuries where he remains under police guard.

Investigations are continuing.

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Grievous bodily harm charge – Miami [Wednesday, 25/11/2015 03:18 AEST]

Detectives from Gold Coast CPIU have tonight charged two teenage boys following investigations into an incident where a boy was stabbed at Miami yesterday afternoon.

A 15-year-old boy from Mermaid Waters has been charged with one count each of grievous bodily harm and armed robbery and another 15-year-old boy from Miami has been charged with one count of armed robbery.

Police will allege the two boys have attended Hillcrest Parade and have become involved in a verbal altercation with another 15-year-old boy which has escalated and resulted in the boy receiving a single knife wound to his abdomen.

The 15-year-old boy was transported to the Gold Coast University Hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

The two boys who were charged will be dealt with under the provisions of the Youth Justice Act 1992.

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Shooting incident, Bundall [Wednesday, 25/11/2015 03:29 AEST]

Police are investigating an incident overnight where it is believed a shot was fired into a garage door at a residence in Bundall.

Initial information suggests that around 9.30pm, a female resident of a house in Tiwi Street has heard a loud noise outside and upon inspection has found a hole in one of the house’s garage doors.

Police were called and on arrival they have found what is believed to have been a single shotgun blast has impacted the garage door. A vehicle parked in the garage was also damaged as a result of the shooting.

A crime scene was established and police investigations are continuing.

No one was physically injured as a result of the incident.

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Missing elderly woman, Wynnum West [Wednesday, 25/11/2015 05:41 AEST]

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate an 86-year-old woman reported missing from Wynnum West yesterday afternoon.

Noela Weeks was last seen around 10am at a New Lindum Road residence and has not been heard from since.

Concerns are held for her welfare as she suffers from a medical condition and seemed not to be her usual self.

Mrs Weeks is described as Caucasian, 165cm tall, of average build with grey hair.  She was last seen wearing cream coloured top, blue and white striped trousers and may also be wearing a pink hat.

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Dangerous driving and drug charges, Surfers Paradise [Wednesday, 25/11/2015 06:00 AEST]

A 22-year-old man has been charged with numerous offences following an incident that ended in Orchid Avenue yesterday afternoon.

Police will allege that around 5.45pm they attempted to stop a four-wheel drive in Bundall Road Bundall.

The vehicle has allegedly failed to stop and was tracked by Polair before a tyre deflation device was successfully deployed in Orchid Avenue, Surfers Paradise and the man was subsequently detained.

Police will also allege that following a search of the man a quantity of drugs, drug paraphernalia and counterfeit money was allegedly found in his possession.

The man was transported to the Gold Coast University Hospital for treatment to injuries and was later charged.

The 22-year-old man was charged in relation to the incident with one count each of dangerous operation of a vehicle, serious assault of a police officer, driving a motor vehicle without a licence and driving under the influence of liquor.

He was also charged with a number of other offences including two counts each of possessing dangerous drugs and possessing a drug utensil and one count each of possessing counterfeit money, possessing anything for use in the commission of a crime and failing to take reasonable care and precautions in respect of a syringe or needle.

He is due to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court today.

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Day five of Gold Coast Schoolies 2015 [Wednesday, 25/11/2015 06:40 AEST]

Day five of schoolies on the Gold Coast saw crowd numbers remaining steady in Surfers Paradise.

Overnight there was one male schoolie arrested on one charge which was for contravene a public banning order.

There were also 52 liquor infringement notices issued to schoolies.

Overnight police arrested 7 people on 8 charges which were not schoolies related and were mainly for public nuisance and street offences with 4 liquor infringement notices issued to non schoolies.

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LOCATED – Missing elderly woman, Wynnum West [Wednesday, 25/11/2015 09:04 AEST]

The 86-year-old woman reported missing from Wynnum West yesterday afternoon has been located safe and well.

Police would like to thank the public for their assistance.

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Missing man, The Gap [Wednesday, 25/11/2015 13:22 AEST]

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate a 43-year-old man reported missing from The Gap since yesterday.

Simon Cripps was last seen at around 8am yesterday morning at a location on Simpsons Road, Bardon driving in a goldish-coloured 1999 model Toyota Camry (similar to that pictured below), bearing the Queensland registration 158 GPQ

Police hold serious concerns for his safety as he suffers from a medical condition and has not been seen, or heard of since.

Mr Cripps is described as being Caucasian, 175cm tall, with a goatee and blue eyes.

If anyone has any information as to his man’s whereabouts, they are encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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Appeal for public assistance: Threatening behaviour, Maryborough [Wednesday, 25/11/2015 14:55 AEST]

Police are appealing for public assistance after a 10-year-old boy was confronted by a man with a knife at a Maryborough education facility yesterday afternoon.

Around 12.40pm the boy was reportedly getting a drink from a bubbler at the Ariadne Street education facility when he was confronted by a man holding a knife and threatened.  The boy ran back to his classroom and the school was placed into lock down.

The boy was not physically injured during the incident.

The man ran from the scene in an unknown direction.

The man is described as Caucasian, 180cm tall, ginger messy hair and has ginger goatee beard.  The man was also wearing sunglasses, a baseball cap with the letters ‘RT’ on the front and had a tattoo of a tear drop on his left cheek, below his eye.

Police have released a comfit image of a man they believe may be able to assist them with their investigations.

Anyone who has any information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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Not now, Not ever. [Wednesday, 25/11/2015 16:05 AEST]

Today on White Ribbon Day, Commissioner Ian Stewart and Deputy Commissioners Brett Pointing, Steve Gollschewski and Ross Barnett signed the “Not now, Not Ever” leadership pledge declaring their commitment to eliminate domestic and family violence in Queensland.

The pledge states that Queensland Police believe:

domestic and family violence is never acceptable

everyone has the right to feel safe and supported

everyone has a responsibility to act.

Deputy Commissioner Brett Pointing is also a committee member of White Ribbon Queensland and he recently initiated invitations from senior members of the Queensland Police Service to become White Ribbon Ambassadors and Advocates.

This invitation resulted in 15 officers ranked from Deputy Commissioner to Inspector, being inducted at Parliament House in October as White Ribbon Ambassadors.  Additionally, eight officers registered with White Ribbon Australia as White Ribbon Advocates.

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Assault charge, Bowen [Wednesday, 25/11/2015 17:46 AEST]

Bowen Detectives have arrested a 17-year-old local woman after an alleged assault on a 24-year-old female backpacker who was sun bathing on a beach at Santa Barbara Parade, Bowen earlier this month.

It will be alleged that around 1pm on November 4, the 17-year-old woman assaulted the backpacker with a stick.

The victim had surgery for a facial injury as a result of the assault.

Detective Inspector, Mackay District Nikki Colfs said it is uncommon to have assaults occur in the park areas and beaches at Bowen.

“The offender was located and charged on Wednesday morning as a result of the valuable assistance provided by the media and members of the public. We’d like to thank those that came forward and provided information in relation to the investigation of this offence.” Detective Inspector Colfs said

Local police have maintained regular patrols of all public areas including beaches around Bowen to prevent offences of this nature occurring.

The 17-year-old Bowen woman was charged with one count of grievous bodily harm and is due to appear in the Bowen Magistrate’s Court on December 15.

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Update: Murder charge, Ashmore [Wednesday, 25/11/2015 20:18 AEST]

Police investigating the disappearance of a 37-year-old Greg Dufty, last seen in Ashmore on July 6, have today charged a third man.

A 25-year-old Arundel man has been charged with one count of murder and is scheduled to appear before the Southport Magistrates Court tomorrow morning, November 26.

Officers continue to appeal for witnesses to the incident, particularly in relation to Mr Dufty’s body which is yet to be located.

Investigations are continuing.

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Stolen firearms charges, Doomadgee [Wednesday, 25/11/2015 23:35 AEST]

Two 17-year-old men and one 21-year-old man from Doomadgee have been charged following investigations into the theft of firearms from a vehicle yesterday in Doomadgee.

It will be alleged that between 7pm last night and 7am this morning, a vehicle parked on Potter Street was illegally entered, and a number of items stolen.

These items included a handgun, rifle and several boxes of ammunition.

With assistance from officers deployed from Mount Isa and information from the community, Doomadgee police apprehended a number of people early this afternoon.

Doomadgee State School was locked-down for a period of time as a precaution. Nobody was injured as a result of this incident.

All three men were charged with one count each of entering and committing an indictable offence by break and two counts of possession of an unlawful firearm.

The 21-year-old man was further charged with one count each of discharging a firearm in a public place, obstruct police and possessing suspected stolen property.

The three men are due to appear in the Mount Isa Magistrates Court tomorrow.

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Unlawful wounding charge, Cairns [Thursday, 26/11/2015 05:34 AEST]

A 20-year-old woman has been charged following a disturbance in the Cairns suburb of Manunda last night.

Police will allege around 9.30pm the woman was with a group of people creating a disturbance outside a unit block in McLachlan Street. Two occupants of the unit block, a 20-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman have allegedly approached the group asking them to move on.

It will be alleged an altercation has occurred between the group and the two occupants during which the 19-year-old woman has been knocked to the ground and stabbed in the back. The man has then allegedly tried to intervene and was also stabbed in the back.

The man and woman received treatment for their injuries.

Police arrived a short time later and arrested the 20-year-old woman. She was charged with two counts of wounding and is due to appear in the Cairns Magistrates Court this morning.

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Unlawful use of a motor vehicle, Townsville area [Thursday, 26/11/2015 08:12 AEST]

Nine juveniles are currently assisting police with investigations into the unlawful use of two motor vehicles this morning in the greater Townsville area.

At around 3.30am, police responded to reports of two stolen vehicles travelling north along the Bruce Highway at Alligator Creek.

Police successfully deployed tyre deflation devices near the Alligator Creek Bridge which managed to slow down one of the vehicles as it continued to travel into Townsville.

A low-speed pursuit ensued before the vehicle came to a stop into a gate on Boundary Street. Nine boys, who were in the car, were apprehended by police.

The second vehicle was later located on the Bruce Highway at Giru.

Investigations are continuing.

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Serious traffic crash, Victoria Point [Thursday, 26/11/2015 08:53 AEST]

Police are investigating a serious traffic crash in Victoria Point last night.

Around 10.40pm police observed a utility allegedly speed through a red traffic light before crashing with a hatchback at the intersection of Cleveland Redland Bay Road and Colburn Avenue.

An 18-year-old woman, the driver of the hatchback and her 48-year-old female passenger were transported to the Princess Alexandra Hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

A 41-year-old man, the sole occupant of the utility, received minor injuries.

Police attention had earlier been drawn to the vehicle after it was driven through a nearby service station and were following from a considerable distance at the time of the incident.

Investigations are continuing.

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Burglary with violence, Springwood [Thursday, 26/11/2015 10:15 AEST]

Detectives are investigating after a man broke into a residence and assaulted a woman in Springwood overnight.

Just after midnight a man entered a Hawdon Crescent house before accessing a computer on the dining room table.

A 64-year-old woman, the sole occupant of the home at the time, confronted the man before a struggle ensued in which the woman was assaulted. He then left the home.

The woman sustained bruising to her arms and torso and was transported to Logan Hospital for observation.

The man is described as having a dark complexion with a South African accent.

Investigations are continuing.

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Drugs charges, Gold Coast [Thursday, 26/11/2015 13:08 AEST]

Detectives from Taskforce Maxima have today arrested a 27-year-old man at Coomera after a quantity of dangerous drugs were located at a Paradise Island address earlier this month.

Police will allege a quantity of methylamphetmines (ICE), cannabis, steroids, other restricted drugs and drug paraphernalia were located during the execution of a search warrant on November 5.

A 27-year-old Coomera man, a patched member and an officer bearer of the Finks OMCG Gold Coast chapter, was charged with one count of the possession of dangerous drugs (ICE) in excess of the 3rd schedule.

He will appear in the Southport Magistrates Court later today.

Detective Inspector Brendan Smith from Taskforce Maxima said: “We are still finding gang members in possession of dangerous drugs.  The negative impacts of illegal drugs, particularly ICE, cannot be overstated.”

“Members of these gangs continue to offend, clearly demonstrating their true nature.  The community expect us to target offending behaviour and accordingly, we will be unrelenting in our efforts,” Detective Inspector Brendan Smith said.

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Missing man and woman, Nanango [Thursday, 26/11/2015 13:27 AEST]

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate a 28-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man reported missing from Nanango on November 22.

Lee Powell and Kathleen Hockey (pictured) were last seen around 5pm on Sunday at an address in Nanango.

They are believed to be travelling in a white Ford utility Queensland registration LJP91 similar to the one pictured below.

Police and family hold serious concerns for their welfare as they both suffer from a medical condition.

Police believe they maybe in the Sunshine Coast area.

Kathleen is described as being of Asian appearance, around 153cm tall with a proportionate build, black hair and brown eyes.

Lee is Caucasian, around 170 cm tall with a proportionate build, light brown hair and hazel eyes.

If anyone sees the pair or the vehicle or has information as to their whereabouts, they are encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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Missing man, Southport [Thursday, 26/11/2015 14:26 AEST]

Police are seeking public assistance to help locate a man reported missing from the Southport area since yesterday.

Joe Martin (pictured), 66 years of age, was last seen at approximately 11.30am yesterday leaving a care facility on Worendo Street.

Concerns are held for his welfare as he suffers from a medical condition and has not made contact with anyone.

Mr Martin is Caucasian, approximately 170cm tall, proportionate build and has dark brown hair. He was last seen wearing a cream jumper and long beige pants.

Police are asking anyone who sees Mr Martin to contact Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.

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Update: Missing man, The Gap [Thursday, 26/11/2015 17:20 AEST]

Police are continuing to appeal for public assistance to help locate a 43-year-old man reported missing from The Gap on Tuesday.

Simon Cripps was last seen at around 8am Tuesday morning at a location on Simpsons Road, Bardon driving in a goldish-coloured 1999 model Toyota Camry (similar to the one pictured below), bearing Queensland registration 158 GPQ. The vehicle is believed to have been in the Cashmere, Eatons Hill, Mount Nebo areas.

Police hold serious concerns for his safety as he suffers from a medical condition and has not been seen, or heard of since.

Mr Cripps is described as being Caucasian, 175cm tall, with a goatee and blue eyes.

If anyone has seen the man or vehicle or has any information as to his whereabouts, they are encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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Missing teenage girl, Glenwood [Friday, 27/11/2015 10:15 AEST]

Tiaro Police are seeking public assistance to help locate an 14-year-old girl reported missing from a residence in Glenwood last night.

The 14-year-old left the Arbour Road home around 7pm last night and has failed to return.

Police and family members are concerned for her wellbeing.

The girl (pictured) is Caucasian, about 150cm tall, slim build with dyed blonde hair and last seen wearing a black hooded jumper, black leggings and thongs.

Police believe she may be travelling on foot south to Gympie or north towards Maryborough.

Anyone with information about her whereabouts is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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Sexual assault charges, Kippa Ring [Friday, 27/11/2015 10:24 AEST]

Police have charged a man following investigations into reports of a sexual assault on Tuesday, November 24.

It will be alleged that the man sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl at a residence in Kippa Ring.

A 62-year-old Kippa Ring man has been charged with 15 offences including sexual assault and indecent treatment of a child under 16. He is due to appear in the Redcliffe Magistrate’s Court today.

Investigations are continuing.

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Update: Unlawful use of a motor vehicle, Townsville area [Friday, 27/11/2015 11:05 AEST]

Eight juveniles and one adult have been charged over an incident which occurred early yesterday morning in the Townsville area.

It will be alleged that around 3.30am, police responded to reports of two allegedly stolen vehicles travelling north along the Bruce Highway at Alligator Creek.

Police successfully deployed tyre deflation devices near the Alligator Creek Bridge which managed to slow down one of the vehicles as it continued to travel into Townsville.

An alleged low-speed pursuit ensued before the vehicle came to a stop into a gate on Boundary Street. Eight juvenile and one adult, who were in the car, were apprehended by police.

The second vehicle was later located on the Bruce Highway at Giru.

A 17-year-old North Ward woman has been charged with one count of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and will appear in Townsville Magistrates Court this morning.

A 15-year-old Gulliver girl has been charged with three counts each of stealing, unlawful use of a motor vehicle. Some of these charges relate to other matters.

A 15-year-old Vincent boy has been charged with one count of unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

A 16-year-old Currajong boy has been charged with one count each of dangerous operation of a vehicle, wilful damage and disqualified driving; three counts each of burglary, receiving tainted property and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.  He was also charged with four counts of failure to stop motor vehicle. Some of these charges relate to other matters.

A 14-year-old Heatley boy has been charged with one count of burglary and three counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

A 13-year-old Heatley girl has been charged with one count each of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and public nuisance and two counts of stealing. Some of these charges relate to other matters.

A 13-year-old Heatley girl has been charged with two counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

A 15-year-old Vincent boy has been charged with two counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

A 12-year-old Vincent boy has been charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

All of the juveniles will be dealt with under the Youth Justice Act.

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LOCATED – Missing teenage girl, Glenwood [Friday, 27/11/2015 13:03 AEST]

The 14-year-old teenage girl reported missing from the Glenwood area this afternoon has been located safe and well at a Gympie address.

Police would like to thank the media and the public for their assistance.

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Fatal traffic crash, Bells Creek, Sunshine Coast [Friday, 27/11/2015 17:43 AEST]

Police and emergency services are currently on scene at a fatal five vehicle traffic crash on the Bruce Highway.

The incident occurred about 2:45pm approximately 3km south of the Caloundra interchange at Bells Creek.

Southbound lanes are closed and will remain so for at least another two hours.

Northbound lanes are open however are experiencing heavy traffic congestion as is the Steve Irwin Way.

One person has been pronounced deceased at the scene and three people have been transported to hospital with critical injuries.  Seven other people were treated for minor injuries at the scene.

Police are urging drivers to delay travel if possible or expect lengthy delays.

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Missing girl, Sippy Downs [Friday, 27/11/2015 22:54 AEST]

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate a girl reported missing from Sippy Downs.

The 14-year-old was last seen at an address on Franti Street in Sippy Downs on Monday November 23 but hasn’t been seen since.

She has made contact with family since, but police hold concerns for her welfare due to her age and the amount of time it has been since she was last seen.

She is described as being around 165cms tall, of Caucasian appearance and had long blonde hair and green eyes.

Police are urging anyone that has seen her to contact them immediately.

Investigations are continuing.

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Suspicious death investigation, Bundaberg [Saturday, 28/11/2015 00:57 AEST]

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man in Bundaberg overnight.

Police were called to a disturbance at an address on Cummins Road around 7.40pm.

On arrival, police have received information that a man in his 20s had presented at the Bundaberg Base Hospital with apparent stab wounds to his torso.

The man has passed away as a result of the injuries, and police have established a crime scene at a house on Cummins Road.

Another man is also been treated for serious head injuries as a result of the incident.

Investigations into the incident are continuing.

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Missing boys, Goodna [Saturday, 28/11/2015 05:07 AEST]

Police are seeking public assistance to locate two 13-year-old twin boys missing from Goodna.

The first boy was last seen at a residence on Arkins Crescent on November 26 around 10.30am but hasn’t been seen since.

The second boy then left the same address to look for his brother on November 27 at around midday and also hasn’t been seen since.

Police hold concerns for the boys due to the amount of time they have been missing and their age.

The first boy is described as being Caucasian in appearance. Around 150cms tall with a slim build and light brown hair. He was last seen wearing a black polo top, dark shorts and was carrying a blue bum bag.

The second boy is described as being Caucasian in appearance. Around 150cms tall with a slim build and light brown hair. He was last seen wearing a muscle t-shirt, shorts, Dunlop Volley shoes and had a bike.

Police are urging anyone that may have seen the boys to contact them immediately.

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Completion of Gold Coast Schoolies Week 2015 [Saturday, 28/11/2015 08:05 AEST]

The official week of schoolies celebrations concluded this morning with thousands of school leavers enjoying a final night of organised activities in Surfers Paradise.

Overnight police arrested 3 schoolies on 3 offences and 16 non-schoolies on 31 offences including public nuisance, and drug offences.

Since the police response to schoolies commenced on Friday November 21, 37 schoolies have been arrested on a total of 48 charges. There were 81 non-schoolies arrested on 113 charges during the same period.

Gold Coast District Inspector Damien Crosby from the Major Events Group said he was very pleased with the behaviour of the majority of this year’s schoolies.

“This year saw a significant drop in arrests across Schoolies Week, with 199 fewer total arrests than last year,” Inspector Crosby said.

“This is a clear result of effective policing strategies and strong collaboration between police and a range of organisations including the event organisers, government departments, the council, and volunteer agencies.”

While Schoolies ends for Queensland school leavers a large number of interstate schoolies have begun arriving on the Gold Coast and an increased police presence will remain in the Surfers Paradise precinct throughout the next two weeks.

“The majority of interstate schoolies are over 18, which means our focus will shift towards the policing of licensed venues,” Inspector Crosby said.

“We want to remind our interstate visitors to do the right thing as there will be a strong police presence and anti-social behaviour and criminal activity will not be tolerated.”

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Drugs and weapons charges, Gold Coast [Saturday, 28/11/2015 10:15 AEST]

Detectives from Taskforce Maxima have charged a 25-year-old man overnight following the discovery of dangerous drugs and weapons on the Gold Coast.

A search warrant was executed at a Labrador address on November 19 where police seized a quantity of methylamphetmines (ICE), cannabis, ecstasy, and drug paraphernalia.

During the overnight arrest of the alleged patched member of the Finks OMCG in Carrara, police allegedly located a shortened .22 calibre rifle and a taser.

A 25-year-old Carrara man is due to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court today charged with three counts of possessing dangerous drugs and one count each of possessing drug utensils, possessing property used in a drug crime and possessing a ‘Category R’ weapon.

Detective Inspector Brendan Smith from Taskforce Maxima said: “Finding gang members in possession of dangerous drugs and weapons is a regular occurrence for Taskforce Maxima. The risk to community safety from weapons and the unlawful behaviour of criminal gangs is clearly self-evident.”

“Members of the gang continue to offend with a number of arrests of recent weeks revealing their true nature. The community expect us to target offending behaviour and accordingly, we will be unrelenting in our efforts.”

Investigations are continuing into other offences with further charges expected.

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Armed robbery charges, Brisbane City [Saturday, 28/11/2015 10:15 AEST]

Three men have been charged following a robbery early this morning in Brisbane.

Around 2am, three men entered a backpacker’s hostel on Edward Street and threatened staff with a knife.

They made demands for cash, and when staff complied, one of the men pushed one of the staff members over and the men fled the scene.

The male staff member suffered minor injuries as a result of the incident.

The three men were located by police in a vehicle a short time later and were taken into custody.

One 27-year-old men from Brisbane has been charged with one count each of enter premises with intent to commit, armed robbery and possess dangerous drugs.

A further two men, a 58-year-old from Brisbane and a 27-year-old from Eagleby have each been charged with enter premises with intent to commit and armed robbery.

All are due to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court this morning.

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Attempted robberies, Townsville [Saturday, 28/11/2015 15:48 AEST]

Detectives are investigating two incidents in which a man was assaulted and another man threatened with a firearm in Townsville early this morning.

Initial inquires indicate about 2am three teenaged boys entered the front door of a residence in Primrose Street in North Ward.

They confronted the 46-year-old male resident who was awake at the time, and demanded money before assaulting him.

One of the teenagers threatened the man with what appeared to be a hand gun. The teenagers then left the residence and were last seen heading towards The Strand.

The man sustained lacerations to his face and was transported to Townsville Hospital.

A short time later, a man and a woman were sitting on the grass at the Strand when they was approached by four teenagers.

One of the teenagers threatened the man with a handgun and demanded money and when the man showed his empty wallet, the group left the scene.

Investigations are continuing.

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Update: Suspicious death investigation, Bundaberg [Saturday, 28/11/2015 18:59 AEST]

Detectives investigating the suspicious death of a 24-year-old man in Bundaberg last night have released an image of a man who may be able to assist with their inquiries.

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Luke Michael Turnbull (pictured) are urged not to approach him, but to contact the Bundaberg Police or Crime Stoppers immediately.

Around 7.40pm last night, police were called to a disturbance at an address on Cummins Road.

On arrival, police received information that a 24-year-old man had presented at the Bundaberg Base Hospital with apparent stab wounds to his torso.

The man died a short time later as a result of the injuries.

A 47-year-old man sustained serious head injuries as a result of the incident, and remains in the Bundaberg Base Hospital.

Investigations are continuing.

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Update: Missing boy, Goodna [Saturday, 28/11/2015 19:29 AEST]

A 12-year-old boy missing from Goodna and last seen in Woodridge on November 19 has been located safe and well this evening.

Police would like to thank the media and public for their assistance.

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Shooting incident, Rural View [Sunday, 29/11/2015 00:11 AEST]

A man is assisting police with their enquiries after an altercation at a property in Rural View yesterday.

Around 11am, a 32-year-old man attended an address on Wallmans Road where he has interacted with another man.

The pair have then engaged in a verbal argument which resulted in the 32-year-old receiving a gunshot wound to his elbow.

He was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injures.

Police took a man into custody at the scene, and investigations are continuing.

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Attempted robbery charges, Corinda [Sunday, 29/11/2015 04:01 AEST]

A man has been charged following an attempted robbery that occurred overnight in Corinda.

Shortly before 8pm, a man entered a residence on Spencer Street in Corinda armed with a knife.

It will be alleged that the man threatened the residents in the house before demanding keys to a vehicle.

Residents of the house and neighbors then became involved in a physical altercation with the man and he was detained until police arrived.

The man was taken into custody and was treated at the Princess Alexandra Hospital for a minor injury to his forehead.

A 19-year-old Bundamba man has been charged with one count each of acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm, enter dwelling with intent whilst armed, attempted robbery and willful damage.

He is due to appear in the Richlands Magistrates Court on November 30.

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Update -Shooting incident, Rural View [Sunday, 29/11/2015 05:19 AEST]

A man has been charged following an incident at a residence at Rural View yesterday.

Around 11am, two men had a verbal argument and as a result, a 32-+year-old man received a gunshot wound to his elbow.

He was taken to hospital where he continues to receive treatment.

Police have charged a 37-year-old Rural View man with one count each of acts intended to cause grevious bodily harm, possession of dangerous drugs, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of utensils.

He is due to appear in the Mackay Magistrates Court on November 30.

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