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...]

Road Safety Week

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Communities, schools and workplaces across the State are being encouraged to take part in this years’ Queensland Road Safety Week. The week will run from August 21-25 and information Kits and packs are now available. ‘Speaking up for road safety’ is the focus and Police say it’s an opportunity … [Read more...]

Closure of Operation Oscar Moonglow

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A 78-year-old man has been taken into custody yesterday in Sapphire and has since been charged with over 130 offences including 61 counts of indecent treatment of a child under 16, 53 counts of rape and three of assault occasioning bodily harm. The arrest brings to an end a Police Operation which … [Read more...]

Police Launch Road Safety Winter Blitz

Driver Phone use

Drivers distracted by mobile phones will be the key target with police today launching its Winter School Holidays traffic blitz across the region. QPS’ Road Policing Command says the three-week campaign, Operation Cold Snap 2017 will see a bigger Police presence on our roads and they’ll be tough … [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...]

Statement from Police Commissioner Ian Stewart

Senior Constable Brett Forte

“It is with great sadness that I confirm the death of one of our own whilst on duty in the Lockyer Valley today. On behalf of the police family I wish to extend my heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Senior Constable Brett Forte. Whilst the full circumstances of … [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...]

Police Commissioner Says Local Crime Stats are Correct

Commissioner Ian Stewart

The Queensland Police Commissioner has stepped up today to issue a statement denying reports that crime and police statistics are incorrect. Commissioner Ian Stewart says there are several issues arising from the Queensland Audit Office (QAO) performance audit on criminal justice data that need … [Read more...]