More plain-clothed patrols
POLICE will increase the number of plain-clothed patrols along Quart Pot Creek as a consequence of a spike in the number of public nuisance and wilful damage offences occurring, primarily on Friday and Saturday nights.
Last Friday about 9.30pm, two 15-year-old youths walking along Folkestone Street were attacked by a male person wielding an implement.
One of the youths suffered substantial head injuries and was airlifted to hospital in Brisbane.
Stanthorpe detectives are continuing investigations into the matter.
The following evening police attended Pinnacle Road, in the vicinity of Glenlyon Dam, after a 37-year-old woman was run over by a vehicle allegedly being driven by her partner.
The woman received several breaks and internal injuries and was also airlifted to Brisbane for treatment.
This matter is also still under investigation by Stanthorpe Criminal Investigation Branch.
Three offences of wilful damageoccurred over the weekend.
On Saturday night MWF Plumbing at the intersection of Folkestone and Maryland streets had a window smashed.
A wheelie bin in Fred Rogers Memorial Park was set alight and offenders drove a vehicle through log barriers at the end of Allison Street.
Several fishing rods and reels were stolen from an address in Archibald Street sometime between June 4-11.
Police were called to Stanthorpe Fuel and Services in Wallangarra Road about 2.30 Monday morning after offenders forced their way into the business and stole a cash register and a sum of money from inside.
Police are seeking any information which may assist in locating those responsible for the unsolved offences.
Police charged a 20-year-old man with entering a dwelling and committing the offence of wilful damage at 2.30 on Saturday morning.
The offender was further charged with assault occasioning bodily harm and transported to Warwick Watchhouse where he was held in custody pending court.
Two drug offenders were charged during the past week.
Police intercepted a Ford Sedan being driven by a 60-year-old man in High Street and located 22 grams of cannabis in the vehicle.
Approximately seven grams of cannabis was located in a vehicle being driven by a 34-year-old man after being intercepted in High Street on Monday afternoon.
Another three drink-drivers were also charged during the week, recording readings of .126 per cent, .073 per cent and .137 per cent.
Two people will face court after being located driving while unlicensed /disqualified and a 32-year-old man was charged with public nuisance after making threats towards another person outside the Stanthorpe Police Station last Wednesday afternoon.
Senior Sergeant Mark Ireland
Officer in Charge,