Police deployed stingers to stop a stolen vehicle.
Police deployed stingers to stop a stolen vehicle.

CRIME WRAP: Stingers deployed to stop stolen vehicle

WHILE most residents enjoyed a relatively subdued lead-up to the Easter long weekend, local police were still out in force to deal with those flouting the law.


Highway hooligans

Although there was a reduction in the number of vehicles on the road, more than 35 traffic infringement notices were issued in the Laidley area, the majority of those for exceeding the speed limit on the Warrego Highway.

One driver was intercepted driving with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.179 per cent.


Stung on the run

An offender was charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle after a vehicle was stolen from a Kentville address. The offender was intercepted in the Ipswich area after police deployed stingers to stop the stolen vehicle. The offender was later charged with numerous other property and traffic offences as a result of this incident.


Drug possession

Late on April 10, police attended a Grantham address for a COVID-19 compliance check.

While the person was found to be in compliance with isolation requirements, police located a bag of about 31 grams of cannabis.

A 21-year-old woman was given a notice to appear in Gatton Magistrates Court.


Morning drive

In the early hours of April 11, police stopped a vehicle in William St, Gatton.

Cannabis was located and a female entered into a diversionary program.


Busted on the run

Early on April 14, police stopped someone at an ATM in Railway St, Gatton.

The person ran from police but was detained and a quantity of ice crystals were located on him.

A 42-year-old man was given a notice to appear in Gatton Magistrates Court.


Drug pipe

On April 13, a vehicle was stopped in Railway St, Gatton, by police.

An ice pipe was located and an 18-year-old woman was given a notice to appear in Gatton Magistrates Court.


Public nuisance

At 7.15pm on April 11, police were called to a disturbance in Railway St, Gatton, involving an 18-year-old intoxicated male.

He was issued a public nuisance ticket (TIN) and taken to a safe place.

About half an hour later, police were called to the same person running around in the street causing another disturbance.

This person was issued a TIN for breaching COVID-19 restrictions and taken to a secure place.

This is the only TIN issued for this in the Gatton Police Division.


Biosecurity breach

Toogoolawah police have issued a 41-year-old female from Greenbank a notice to appear in relation to a Biosecurity Act offence relating to the transport of animals.


Suspended licence

A 42-year-old male from Kingaroy was issued a notice to appear at Toogoolawah for driving with a suspended driving licence.


Unlicensed drive

A 22-year-old female from Redbank Plains was intercepted driving through Esk.

Checks revealed she was unlicensed and her vehicle was impounded pending forfeiture.

The driver is due to appear in the Ipswich Magistrates Court in July.


Unregistered rides

Three males were located riding trail bikes near Twin Bridges. They each received infringement notices for unregistered and uninsured motor vehicles as well as unlicensed driving.


Partners in crime

A 24-year-old male was intercepted driving through Patrick Estate.

He was arrested for driving while disqualified, driving an immobilised vehicle and two arrest warrants.

The passenger was charged with permitting the use of an unregistered vehicle, removing an immobilising notice, use of false number plates and two outstanding stealing matters.

They are both due to appear before the Ipswich Magistrates Court in July 2020.


Mysterious rider

On April 12, Esk police attempted to intercept a dark coloured motorcycle in the Coominya township. The motorcycle appeared to have no registration plates fitted and was observed riding out of Mahons Rd prior to the incident.

It was last seen heading at high speed along Coominya Connection Rd and failed to stop.

If you have any information about the identity of that rider, contact your local station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.