Weekly Police Report


The crime wrap from the past week in Charters Towers.

Early Wednesday morning an Aland St home and vehicle were both broken into.

The offenders entered the car outside the premises, taking a sum of money from a compartment.

They then proceeded to enter the dwelling through a rear door, rummaging through drawers and cupboards.

The victim could not identify any missing items from the home.

Police say investigations are continuing.


A number of vehicles were broken into over the week including a Mitsubishi four-wheel drive on Phillipson Rd on Wednesday night.

The victim claims the car was locked but police believe it was left unlocked.

Nothing was stolen from the vehicle.

Another vehicle was broken into on Bluff Rd with an iPod and items of clothing taken.

Sen-Cont Trisha Machin of the Charters Towers Police Station says it’s a timely reminder for drivers to ensure their vehicles are locked at night.


A 38-year-old Charters Towers man has been charged with various offences following and incident at a Ryan St address.

The man allegedly assaulted a 29-year-old Charters Towers man causing bodily harm.

Police attended the scene, allegedly finding the offender standing over the victim who was cowering on the ground at the front door of the residence.

They attempted to restrain the man who did not cooperate with directions.

He was charged with obstructing police and contravening a required order for not providing personal details.

He will face Charters Towers Magistrate Court on April 18.


A 49-year-old Charters Towers man was arrested, charged with assaulting a hotel manager and a police officer.

The man was found intoxicated, bathing in a beer garden pond at a licensed premises on Mill St.

After being asked to leave repeatedly the man allegedly spat in the face of the 60-year-old woman.

Police attended the scene and located the man a short distance from the hotel where when apprehended he proceeded to allegedly punch one of the officers in the stomach.

He will re-appear in Charters Towers Magistrates Court next Monday.


A 62-year-old woman’s mobility scooter was stolen from Eventide Aged Care Facility on Saturday night.

The scooter was left outside the apartment in the Leichardt wing when it was taken.

It was later recovered at an apartment block on Hackett Tce.

Police have suspected persons interest.


A 71-year-old Charters Towers man was clocked doing 145km/h in a 100 zone on the Flinders Highway.

He received a $1099 fine and an immediate six month license suspension.

A 57-year-old man was charged with mid-range drink driving after blowing .109, double the legal limit.

His Ford sedan was intercepted on Gill St and further checks found it to be unlicensed and unregistered.

He will appear before Charters Towers Magistrate Court on April 18.