Valentine’s Day Becomes a Scammers Delight


Hate to seem like a kill joy when it comes to love - BUT the stats are in… Valentine’s Day is the one day of the year that computer scammers love each and every year - and this year the ACCC is warning all of us to be careful about who they ‘friend’ online this Valentine’s Day. Stats show people … [Read more...]

Update: Missing man, Charters Towers


The search for that missing Newcastle man has continued around the Charters Towers area today. Jayden Penno-Tompsett was last seen in the early hours of December 31, 2017 near a roadhouse located on Thompson Street (Flinders Highway) in Charters Towers and has not been seen since. Police hold … [Read more...]

Update, Missing man, Charters Towers


Today two helicopters are assisting Police in their search of the region today for missing man, Jayden Penno-Tompsett. Police are continuing to appeal for information into his whereabouts or sightings people may have had. Sergeant Julie Cooke says Police are conducting a doorknock of … [Read more...]

Pop up Pain – Phishing, Halliday Bay

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There’s a new scam doing the internet rounds. A 71-year- old Halliday Bay resident thought that they had received the deal of their life!  A pop up message was received on their mobile phone allegedly from their phone service provider. The message said that for only $1.60 she could own her … [Read more...]

Arrest of Wanted Man

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A man police had been seeking following a number of alleged break and enters, dangerous operation of motor vehicle and arson incidents between Bowen and Sarina has been arrested in Ayr. The 29-year- old man was taken into custody at the weekend following the execution of a search warrant on an … [Read more...]

Townsville District Overall Crime Decreases


Townsville District Officer Chief Superintendent Kevin Guteridge today welcomed the release of the Queensland Police Service’s Statistical Review which demonstrated a reduction in sexual offences, liquor offences and traffic related offences across the district. The Statistical Review represents … [Read more...]

This Doing the Rounds – It’s a SCAM

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Police are warning community members to be wary of this scam e-mail doing the rounds this week. They say it’s been running red hot! Scores of people, Police say have received different versions of the email which alleges that the recipient has committed a traffic infringement. Phone calls … [Read more...]

Fake Trader Websites

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There’s a warning out from the cyber crime boys and girls In Blue today-look out for fake fitness equipment and outdoor web sites. Following the arrest of two people for their alleged role in a series of “fake trader websites” which offered heavily discounted outdoor furniture, BBQs, fitness … [Read more...]

Police close drug trafficking operation

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Detectives from the Northern Major and Organised Crime Squad (MOCS) have closed an operation targeting the suspected trafficking of illicit drugs. Operation Papa Orthograde began in March this year and identified a number of people allegedly involved in a drug trafficking syndicate operating … [Read more...]