Crims ‘cool it’ over weekend

THE COLD weather has kept crims inside over the weekend with no reports of theft or break-ins in Warwick during the cold snap.

However a traffic operation outside Gladfield resulted in charges against two unlicensed drivers, one disqualified driver and five drug drivers between Friday and Sunday afternoon.

A 61-year-old-man from Swanfels was transported to hospital late Saturday night after he was found stuck under the front wheel of his tractor.

The man had been pinned for 16 hours before he was found by neighbours in a search.

He sustained non-life threatening injuries to his legs and remains in Toowoomba hospital.

A minor traffic incident involving two vehicles occurred on the corner of Wood and Dragon Sts at 3:34pm Sunday afternoon, no injuries were reported.

In Stanthorpe, police executed a search warrant on premises at Sugarloaf Rd, Sugarloaf, last Tuesday night resulting in the location of more than three kilograms of dried cannabis as well as unregistered weapons.

A 37-year-old male occupant was subsequently charged with drug offences and a 64-year-old female resident was charged with possessing unregistered firearms and failing to properly secure weapons.

Police attempted to intercept a Ford sedan on Saturday night after it was observed travelling at speed through Maryland St, a 40kmh zone.

The offending vehicle drove around the police vehicle before travelling at speed into Folkestone St and later being found abandoned in Anzac Ave.

A 55-year-old, intoxicated male was found nearby and charged with dangerous operation of motor vehicle, failing to stop, obstructing police and failing to provide a blood specimen.

The vehicle was impounded by police.

On Thursday, a complaint was received by police from a 73-year-old woman regarding a male person riding a skateboard on the footpath in Maryland St, Stanthorpe.

The elderly woman was forced to take evasive action to avoid the skateboard and on telling the male that he should not be riding on the footpath was subjected to a tirade of obscenities.

Police utilised CCTV cameras to identify the offender who was later issued infringements for public nuisance and riding a wheeled-recreation device on a footpath contrary to official traffic signs.

To report information on a crime call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

If the situation is urgent and requires police attendance call 000.

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