Crime round-up: cars stolen, drink-driving charges

Published 3:09pm 7 July 2022

Crime round-up: cars stolen, drink-driving charges
Words by Jodie Powell

Drug charges

Caboolture

A 62-year-old Caboolture man has been charged with possession of a dangerous drug, possession of property used in connection with using a dangerous drug and obstructing police.

Officers from the Tactical Crime Squad stopped a vehicle on McPherson St, Caboolture about 3pm on July 5.

They allege the passenger in the vehicle, a 62-year-old man, was attempting to conceal an item down the front of his shorts.

Police allege when they removed him from the vehicle, they saw a small black bag clenched in his hand.

The man will appear in the Caboolture Magistrates Court on July 21.

Kuwongbah

A 31-year-old Burpengary man has been charged with possession of a dangerous drug and drug driving and was issued with a traffic infringement notice for speeding after being stopped by police at Kurwongbah on July 5.

Police from the Highway Patrol allegedly detected a man speeding on Narangba Rd just after 7pm before pulling him over and finding a package near the car.

The man agreed to a roadside drug test, returning a positive result.

He will appear in the Pine Rivers Magistrates Court on August 29.

Thieves nab cars

Police are seeking help from the public after two vehicles were stolen from a Scarborough unit complex between 10pm on July 3 and 4.45am on July 4.

Thieves gained entry to the Landsborough Ave complex after a steel gate was jemmied.

One of the stolen vehicles was parked in a secure garage and the other in a car space in the unit block.

Banking cards from a wallet left in one of the vehicles were used to conduct 11 unlawful transactions.

One of the vehicles was found at 10.40am on July 5 at Adams St, Scarborough, while the second was located at Southern Cross Ave, Darra, at 7.53am on July 4.

Laptop and toolbox taken

Thieves stole school textbooks, a toolbox and laptop from a car at Clontarf between 11am on July 4 and 5am on July 5.

The unlocked vehicle was parked in the driveway of a Joanna St property, with the owners waking to find the doors and boot of their car open.

Remote used to access home

A guitar stolen from a Bongaree home on July 3 was later found smashed in a nearby park after thieves found a garage remote control in an unlocked car.

The vehicle was parked in the driveway of a Cod Circuit, Bongaree house when it was ransacked about 12.15am.

The offenders found a garage remote control in the car and used it to gain entry to the house before stealing the musical instrument.

Driving charges

A 35-year-old Moranbah man has been charged with drink driving and disqualified driving after returning a roadside breath test reading of 0.16 per cent.

Bribie Island police were patrolling on Bribie Island Rd at Ningi about 10.30am on June 28 when they saw a white four-wheel drive driving erratically.

The man will appear in the Caboolture Magistrates court on July 21.

Anyone with information about the above crimes can contact Policelink here or phone 131 444.

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