Motorbikes, quad bikes stolen in spate of thefts

OWNERS of motorbikes and quad bikes are being urged to ensure the vehicles are locked securely, following a spate of thefts in the past few weeks.

Warwick Police officer in charge Stewart Day said that in the past two weeks alone, two bikes had been stolen from different Warwick properties.

Snr Sgt Day is encouraging people to be vigilant to avoid becoming the next victim.

"We are urging all people to make sure their vehicles are locked securely and not left in open garages, if possible," he said.

"If they do have to be left in an open garage, ensure they are locked and secured."

Anyone with information on the stolen bikes can contact Warwick Police on 46604444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800333000.

In other crime news, an Urbenville man has been charged with drink-driving after allegedly being caught driving while almost three times the limit.

The 20-year-old was intercepted on Albion St in the early hours of Sunday morning and allegedly returned a blood alcohol concentration of 0.144.

The man was also charged with driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle and is due to front Warwick Magistrates Court next month.

Increased traffic enforcement by Stanthorpe Police over the past week has resulted in three people charged with drink-driving, one with possessing dangerous drugs and a further two with driving while disqualified.

A 38-year-old man allegedly returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.134 while driving at Thulimbah on Sunday evening.

On Saturday evening a 34-year-old woman was allegedly caught driving on Cannon Creek Rd and with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.099 and a 34-year-old Severnlea woman allegedly returned a reading of 0.057 on Thursday.

An unaccompanied learner driver was allegedly caught in possession of several bags of methylamphetamine and drug utensils last Thursday morning.

Police intercepted the Woodridge man's Ford sedan on the New England Hwy at Severnlea at 1.10am. The 26-year-old was charged with possessing dangerous drugs and utensils.

Report crime online at crimestoppers.com.au.



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