Crime Wrap


Serious assault, Mission Beach

Police have charged a 52-year-old local man following investigations into an assault in Mission Beach.

Around 10.15am on July 22, the man was allegedly involved in an altercation with a 69-year-old South Australian woman on the beach.

It will further be alleged, during the altercation he purposely rode his horse towards the woman and her dog.

As a result his horse struck the woman on the left ankle causing a serious cut.

Around 6.25pm yesterday (August 1), police located the man and charged him with serious assault of a person over 60.

He is scheduled to appear before Tully Magistrates Court on September 2.

Break and enter, Kurrimine Beach

Far North Police are currently investigating the forced entry of a community hall on Murdering Point Road in Kurrimine Beach earlier this week.

Initial investigations indicate entry was forced to the building through a roller door between July 30 and August 3 where the roller door was damaged as a result.

Money and consumables were reported stolen.

Anyone with any information is being urged to contact police.

Drug possession, Innisfail

A 36-year-old Tully man was arrested and charged yesterday after police located Methylamphetamine.

It will be alleged the man was sitting inside a vehicle on Fitzgerald Esplanade at 7.45pm last night when police detained the man for a search.

During the search, police allegedly located a quantity of Methylamphetamine on the man.

He was later charged with one count of possessing a dangerous drug and is scheduled to appear at the Innisfail Magistrates Court on August 23.

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