Crime Wrap


Serious assault police, Babinda

A 34-year-old Babinda man has been charged after seriously assaulting a 29-year-old Senior Constable in Babinda.

Around 12.30pm on Sunday (June 20) police approached the man at a Howard Kennedy Drive park and spoke to him regarding an outstanding matter.

It will be alleged that he refused to comply with police direction and attempted to run away before stopping, clenching his fist and becoming aggressive.

The man then allegedly grabbed the officer around the abdomen clenching his hand before being quickly restrained and arrested.

He was later charged with one count each of seriously assaulting a police officer, obstructing a police officer and possessing drug utensils.

The man is scheduled to appear before Innisfail Magistrates Court on July 26.

High range drink driving, Wangan

Innisfail police have charged a 53-year-old Wangan man with high range drink driving.

Around 8.40pm on Saturday (June 19) police intercepted a grey Isuzu D-Max on Shay Street where a man was subjected to a breath test and returned a positive reading.

He was transported to Innisfail Police Station where he allegedly returned a BAS reading of 0.197 per cent.

The man was later charged with high range drink driving and is scheduled to appear before Innisfail Magistrates Court on July 12.

Stalking charge, Innisfail

Babinda Police have charged a 37-year-old Innisfail woman following investigations into a stalking matter alleged to have occurred over a period of six months.

It will be alleged the woman harassed, threatened and intimidated neighbours throughout a period from January until June this year.

Officers attended the woman’s home yesterday where it will be further alleged that she obstructed officers during her arrest.

The woman was charged with two counts of unlawful stalking and obstruction of police.

She is scheduled to appear at the Innisfail Magistrates Court on August 2.

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