Bribie Island Police weekly wrap up

Bribie Island Police engaged in a range of different activities last week, including conducting liquor and public order operations on Friday and Saturday night with officers from the Tactical Crime Squad, performing dedicated traffic enforcement shifts during the week and conducting patrols of the off-road area and campsites across the weekend.

Officers also worked with members of the Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol (QBFP) on Saturday and Sunday, conducting marine safety checks of vessels in the Pumicestone Passage as part of the stations marine safety initiative. Forty-two vessels were intercepted for breath testing. Unfortunately, 15 infringements were issued, many for not having appropriate safety equipment on board. Further patrols are scheduled throughout the year, and my station appreciates the ongoing assistance from the QBFP to make those patrols possible.

During the week officers conducted 396 random breath tests, and issued 19 traffic infringement notices, mainly for speeding. Officers from the Road Policing Unit also intercepted and fined 24 vehicles, also predominantly for speeding and vehicle registration offences. Road trauma is a significant community concern, and the station will continue enforcement activity in this area, so I would encourage all drivers to obey the speed limits and to drive safely.

Officers attended to 15 domestic violence incidents this week. Domestic violence is a serious matter. If you or someone you know is living with domestic violence, please contact the station for help. Always ring Triple Zero (000) in an emergency.

This Saturday from 8.30am to 11am, a ‘Putting the Screws on Crime’ event will be hosted by Bongaree NHW, with the assistance of our other NHW groups and officers and volunteers from Bribie Island Police Station. The event will be located at the information centre on Benabrow Avenue, Bellara and will include a free BBQ and crime prevention stand. Please call in and have free tamper proof security screws fitted to your vehicles number plate by the volunteers. If you aren’t able to make it on the day, a supply of the screws is available from Bribie Island Police Station at no cost.

It was a busy week for officers with several offenders being apprehended for a range of charges:-

Sunday, July 24

1. A  51-year-old Banksia Beach man was charged with unlicensed driving at Banksia Beach. He will appear at Caboolture Magistrates Court on August 16.

2.  A 31-year-old Banksia Beach man was charged with unlicensed driving at Bellara.  He will appear at Caboolture Magistrates Court on August 15.

Monday, July 25

1. A 21-year-old Bellara man was charged with driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle at Bellara. He will appear at Caboolture Magistrates Court on August 30.

2. A 34-year-old Woorim man was fined for driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle at Woorim.

Wednesday July 27

1. An 87-year-old Banksia Beach man was charged with driving an unregsitered and uninsured vehicle at Banksia Beach. He will appear at Caboolture Magistrates Court on August 23.

2. An 18-year-old Sandstone Point woman was apprehended for possessing dangerous drugs and drug utensils at Sandstone Point after officers executed a search warrant at the address, and was subsequently drug diverted.

Thursday, July 28

1. A 20-year-old Beachmere man was charged with driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle at Sandstone Point. He will appear at Caboolture Magistrates Court on August 29.  The vehicles plates were confiscated for 90 days.

2. A 24-year-old Caboolture man was charged with possessing dangerous drugs and drug utensils at Bongaree. He will appear at Caboolture Magistrates Court on August 30.

3. A 35-year-old Banksia Beach man was charged with drink driving at Bellara after returning an alleged reading of .088%. He will appear at Caboolture Magistrates Court on August 30.

4. A 23-year-old Bongaree man was charged with drink driving after returning an alleged reading of .058%. He will appear at Caboolture Magistrates Court on August 30.

Friday, July 29

1. A 42-year-old Bellara woman was charged with driving whilst disqualified at Bongaree, and the vehicles plates seized for 90 days. She will appear at Caboolture Magistrates Court on August 30.

2. A 41-year-old Caboolture man was fined for high end speeding on Bribie Island Road, after allegedly being detected travelling at 125kph in a 80kph zone. The vehicles plates were confiscated for seven days.

Saturday, July 30

1. A 47-year-old Bongaree man was fined for driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle at Ningi.

2. A 23-year-old Banksia Beach man was apprehended for drug driving after returning a positive roadside drug test at Ningi.

Sunday, July 31

1. A 26-year-old Ningi woman was fined for unlicensed driving at Bongaree.

2. A 54-year-old Banksia Beach man was charged with drink driving after returning an alleged reading of .086%. He was further charged with unlicensed driving, and will appear at Caboolture Magistrates Court on August 29. The same man was then apprehended again and charged with drink driving after returning an alleged reading of .156% and driving whilst disqualified. The vehicles plates were seized for seven days.

Monday, August 1

1. A 30-year-old Banksia Beach man was charged with unlicensed driving at Banksia Beach. He will appear at Caboolture Magistrates Court on September 2.

2. A 19-year-old Keperra man was charged with possessing property suspected as being stolen at Bongaree, together with possessing dangerous drugs and drug utensils. He will appear at Caboolture Magistrates Court on September 1.

3. A 38-year-old Riverhills man was charged with driving whilst unlicensed at Bellara. He will appear at Caboolture Magistrates Court on August 30, and the vehicles plates were confiscated for seven days.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.

Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation working in partnership with the Queensland Police Service.

For all non-urgent police reporting or general police inquiries contact Policelink on 131 444 or Policelink.qld.gov.au 24hrs a day.

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