Weekly Police Report


All the crime from around town in this week’s Charters Towers weekly police report.

Two vehicles were stolen and dumped on the weekend in what police believe was a coordinated theft.

The first, a Ford Explorer, was taken from a Hodgkinson St address between noon on Saturday and 10am Sunday.

The owner says the keys were left in the residence while they were away and the offenders broke into the property and stole them.

The second vehicle, a Toyota Landcruiser, was stolen from a Duman Rd home between 8:30 Saturday night and 7am Sunday.

Both vehicles were found abandoned at the old brewery site off Alabama Rd late Sunday morning.

Each vehicle was left intact with forensic officers now looking for evidence.

Police inquiries are continuing.


At approximately 5pm on Friday evening a man was hospitalised after attempting to break into a Millchester Rd residence.

The man caused damage to the house before the homeowner came outside to prevent any further damage.

There was an altercation which left the initial offender needing an ambulance.

Police are still investigating the matter and no charges have been laid yet.


There was a string of break and enters over the weekend that police believe are the work of an organised group.

The offenders attempted to enter a Cambridge St residence in the early hours of Monday morning.

Police found they had unsuccessfully tried to remove the screens to enter the premises.

Some time between Friday morning and Monday afternoon and second home, on Towers St, was successfully broken into.

The offenders entered the home but nothing was reported as stolen.

Late on Sunday night police believe the same offenders stole a wallet from an unlocked car on Oxford St.

The wallet was later recovered minus the cash that was inside.

Police are following a number of leads and the investigation is continuing.


A 44-year-old Charters Towers man will face the Magistrates Court for the burglary of a Mosman St hotel.

The man allegedly broke into the hotel room between 8am and 9am on Friday.

He stole a purse from inside the room and is set to appear on March 7.


A 40-year-old Charters Towers woman has been charged with a string of drug related offences after a police search on Thursday night.

At approximately 11:30pm police received a tip-off that a woman was illegally supplying cannabis.

They intercepted the woman and subsequently searched her finding an amount of cannabis and a sum of money.

She was charged with supplying a dangerous drug, possession of a dangerous drug and possession of proceeds of crime.

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