Crime Wrap


Break and enter charge, Mission Beach: Tully detectives have charged a 46-year-old Gordonvale man following a public assistance appeal and investigations into the break and enter of the Mission Beach Tavern on July 5.

Between 3am and 5am, the man allegedly forced entry into the Porter Promenade business and caused extensive damage to an ATM, cigarette machine and office space.

It will be further alleged he stole cash from the establishment before fleeing the scene.

Around 10:45am on Friday (July 23), police located and arrested the man at a Reese Close address in Edmonton.

He was later charged with one count of entering a premise and committing an indictable offence by break.

The man’s bail was opposed and appeared before the Cairns Magistrates Court on Friday (July 23) and is due to reappear on July 27.

Stolen vehicle and break in charges, Innisfail

Tully detectives have charged an 18-year-old man following investigations into the theft of a motor vehicle in Innisfail.

Around 11pm on Monday, July 26, police will allege the man was involved in the theft of a handbag and car keys from an Edith Street business where a blue Toyota sedan was stolen.

It will be further alleged around 3.30am yesterday (July 27), he was involved in the break in of another Edith Street business where multiple items were stolen.

Around 4.40pm yesterday (July 27), detectives have located and arrested the man on McGowan Drive.

The man was charged with two counts of fraud and one count each of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, entering a premise and committing an indictable offence by break, entering a premise and committing an indictable offence and wilful damage.

He is scheduled to appear before Innisfail Magistrate Court today (July 28).

High-range drink drive, Innisfail

Innisfail Police last night charged a 38-year-old Aurukun man with high range drink driving and driving with a disqualified licence.

At 11.45pm last night, police will allege the man was driving a green Mitsubishi sedan along Glady Street when he was intercepted by officers. The man was subjected to a road side breath test to which he returned a positive result.

The Aurukun man was transported to Innisfail Police Station where he returned a reading of 0.207 per cent BAC.

Further checks on the man revealed that he was currently subject to a drivers licence disqualification. He was charged with one count each of high-range drink driving and driving without a driver’s licence.

He is scheduled to appear at Innisfail Magistrates Court on August 9.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting.

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