Weekly Police Report


The crime wrap for the past week in Charters Towers.

A 14-year-old Charters Towers juvenile was charged with a number of offences relating to a break and enter early Friday morning.

A Bridge St home was entered at around 12:30am with the keys to the owner’s Holden Commodore stolen.

The resident woke to a noise outside, witnessing a number of persons surrounding the vehicle as it was being pushed out of the carport.

The owner confronted the group, attempting to restrain one of the youths but was unsuccessful.

Police later located the juvenile, charging him with unlawful use of a motor vehicle and burglary.

The child is also facing a number of charges relating to offences committed in Townsville.

They are set to appear in Townsville Children’s Court tomorrow.

Police are still investigating to find the identities of the others involved.
A shed at a Broughton Rd property was broken into sometime on Sunday afternoon.

A water pump and Suzuki quad bike were stolen from the shed with the bike later found on a property in Charters Towers.

Police enquires helped locate the vehicle and forensic tests are still being done.

Investigations are continuing.
Another shed, on Harris Ln, has been broken into any time from January 1 to March 20.

A Kubota all terrain vehicle valued at over $20,000 was stolen.

The ATV has a distinctive orange colour and is not commonly sold in the region.

Police are still investigating and ask for anyone with information to contact crimestoppers.
Police were called to a disturbance near a licensed premises on Gill St in the early hours of Sunday morning.

They witnessed a 32-year-old Townsville man and a 22-year-old Charters Towers man in a physical altercation.

They were moved on but later continued the dispute away from the premises.

Both men were given public nuisance and violent or threatening behaviour near a public premises tickets resulting in $706 in fines each.
At 6:30pm on Thursday police responded to a traffic incident on the Flinders Highway heading west towards Balfes Creek.

A Ford sedan had left the road, crashing into roadside bushland, before flipping over.

The 22-year-old driver and his 24-year-old passenger both received injuries in the crash including fractures.

They were taken to Charters Towers Hospital and later transferred to Townsville.

Police are still yet to speak to the driver and are still investigating.
On Wednesday night along the Gregory Development Rd a Kenworth road train caught fire.

The truck was heading northbound when the driver saw flames in his rear-vision mirror.

He was able to disconnect the prime mover from the trailers preventing any damage to the grain it was carrying.

The fire is believed to be the result of a brake or wheel failure and the damage to the vehicle was minimal.