Weekly Police Report

policeIt’s been a big week for police with crime rife in Charters Towers this past seven days.

At approximately 3:40pm on Sunday police were called to a Tram St residence after reports of an assault.

A 39-year-old Charters Towers man allegedly chased the 34-year-old male victim around the house armed with an axe.

Police have concluded the investigations into the matter and have charged the man with common assault.

No injuries were sustained by any persons and the man will appear in Charters Towers Magistrate Court on May 30.

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Last Tuesday night a Gill St business was targeted in a break and enter by a juvenile who is known to police.

At approximately 7:30pm the juvenile allegedly used a screw driver to pry open the back door to the business but was caught by the manager on duty.

The manager escorted the teen into the store where he attempted to escape and was restrained with the help of a member of the public until police arrived.

The juvenile was dealt with under the provisions of the juvenile justice act.

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A number of break and enters were reported to police over the week with a number of items stolen and damaged.

On Tuesday night a Park St home was entered via an unlocked window.

The offender/s stole camera equipment, a sum of cash and a phone charger.

At some time across the weekend a Towers St home was broken into.

The offenders allegedly kicked in the back door, causing extensive damage, to gain access to the house.

They then proceeded to trash the kitchen including throwing a microwave onto the ground.

Two vehicles were reported broken into between 2pm on Thursday and 1am on Friday.

One, a Toyota sedan, has the driver’s window smashed in and personal belongings rummaged through.

The other was entered via an unlocked driver’s side door.

No property was stolen from either car.

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There has been progress in relation to reports in previous week’s regarding the unlawful entry and burglary of a number of residences in Charters Towers.

This week police executed search warrants on a number of properties and have located items of interest.

Investigations on still ongoing but one juvenile has been arrested by police in relation to the matters.

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At midday on Friday a dental van parked on Dalrymple Rd was reportedly stolen from.

Staff of the van placed their bags in a storage area of the vehicle where it’s alleged an offender has gone through them.

A significant sum of money that was due to be banked was stolen from a wallet in one of the bags.

Police investigations are continuing.

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Early this morning a 25-year-old Charters Towers woman was intercepted by police on Melville St.

The woman was driving a Toyota Sedan that was unregistered and uninsured while also driving unlicensed and with false plates on.

The 25-year-old had been charged with the same offences less than three weeks previously.

Because of the closeness of the offences the car was impounded for a minimum 90 days and she will appear in Charters Towers Magistrate Court on May 30.