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

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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...]

And Here’s Another Scam

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Here’s a screen shot of a scam Origin Email bill that Police say is doing the rounds across the region. Police say information has been received today that this phishing email has been running hot across the region this week. It’s a phishing email is one designed by a criminal to masquerade as … [Read more...]

Police Urge Vigilance

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Police are warning of the resurgence of a scam targeting Queensland residents which has resulted in a Queensland victim losing $20,000. The scam involves a call to the resident’s home telephone from a telecommunications provider. The caller appears very demanding, advising the resident their … [Read more...]

The “can you hear me?” Phone Scam

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The word is out from Police - If you get a phone call and someone asks the question: “Can you Hear Me” DON’T SAY this word: “Yes”. It seems the world-wide phone scam known as the “can you hear me?” con that is doing the rounds in Our Towns. The scam, according to Senior Constable Steve … [Read more...]