Lucky escapes and drugs charges keep police busy

From the desk of Senior Sergeant Mark Ireland, Officer-in-Charge, Stanthorpe Police.

The female driver of a Subaru sedan was lucky to escape injury after she lost control and rolled the vehicle she was driving near the intersection of New England Highway and Recka Lane, Severnlea Friday morning. The driver had been trying to retrieve an item that had fallen onto the floor of the vehicle when she lost control.

A 47-year-old man from The Summit will face Stanthorpe Court in September charged with allegedly indecently dealing with a child. It will be alleged that the incident occurred on the night of the September 6, 2014 and that the victim was a female infant.

At about 11.30pm on September 1, Stanthorpe Police were called to the Stanthorpe Hospital after a 42-year old Thulimbah man became abusive towards hospital staff.

He was subsequently charged with alleged public nuisance by police and removed from the hospital.

Two people charged with drug offences over the past week. On Thursday morning police stopped a Holden Sedan travelling at speed on Texas Road, Broadwater. Police located a smoking utensil that had been used for smoking marijuana in the console of the vehicle resulting in the 23-year-old man being charged. At about 8.30pm that night Police intercepted another vehicle for a traffic offence in Folkestone Street, locating approximately 350 cannabis seeds in the vehicle.

The 22-year-old driver was also charged with Possessing Dangerous Drugs.

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