Weekly Police Report


Here’s all the crime from around town in this week’s Charters Towers police report.

At 11:45am on Sunday morning police intercepted a 28-year-old Townsville man at a Charters Towers service station.

The man was found with the unlawful possession of a rifle and drug utensils.

Police spoke to the man before a search of his vehicle found the weapon, loaded, and the paraphernalia.

He was also charged with receiving tainted property as the rifle turned out to be stolen.

Along with this and two drug offences he was also charged with three traffic offences.

He will appear in Charters Towers Magistrates Court on March 21.


Police are continuing to investigate a break-in at a popular Charters Towers bakery on Wednesday night.

Goldfields bakery was broken into with the thieves taking a sum of money and other items.

The break and enter occurred between 9pm on Wednesday and 3am the next morning while the shop was closed.

Police ask for anyone with information to contact them.


Police charged two people with drink driving offences in the past week.

The first, a 41-year-old Northern Territory man was intercepted on Enterprise Rd at 1:30am on Sunday.

From the subsequent breath test the Holden driver had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.153 per cent.

He will appear in Charters Towers Magistrate Court on March 21.

The second was a 21-year-old Serina man driving a Toyota Camry who was intercepted on Gill St just before midnight on Friday.

The man blew 0.054 with Senior Sergeant Graham Lohmann saying people need to be more responsible.

“We keep saying it’s the difference between one mouthful and ten minutes,” Sen-Serg Lohmann says.

“Drink driving is unacceptable in modern-day Australia and we focus significant resources on detecting and deterring such offences.

“It’s a simple offence to avoid by not driving if you have anything to drink, it’s so easy to miscalculate.”

The second man will appear in Charters Towers Magistrates Court on March 7.


At 5:30pm last Tuesday afternoon a 32-year-old Charters Towers man was issued a ticket for public nuisance after an altercation with another man.

The man allegedly got into a fight outside a shop on Gill St and was fined $353.

The other man has not pressed charges and was not fined.

A 32-year-old Charters Towers woman was also issued with a public nuisance ticket on Friday night.

Police stopped the woman on Pyrites Rd for a traffic stop, with the woman’s car being unregistered and having a smashed windscreen.

The woman proceeded to act aggressively towards police and was fined $117 for bad language.