Police busy in the lead-up to Rodeo Week

WITH Rodeo Week here, Warwick police are reminding residents they will be making their presence known in a bid to keep our community safe.

Over the past week police have charged a number of residents with different offences.

Last Thursday afternoon a 31-year-old man was charged with making undue noise when police heard his Holden Commodore revving and saw smoke coming from his tyres.

The man told police he was "having a bad day".

The man's car was impounded for 48 hours.

In the early hours of Friday, a 22-year-old man was caught driving his ute along Albion St while he was nearly four times over the legal alcohol limit. He registered a reading of 0.196 and will appear in Warwick Magistrates Court on November 13.

The charades continued around 1am on Sunday when a 17-year-old male decided to moon a passing patrol car in Palmerin St. He was arrested and fined $330 for public nuisance.

In Stanthorpe crime news...

POLICE responded to a number of disturbances occurring in the Stanthorpe CBD following the races on Saturday. In Maryland St a move-on direction was given to a 23-year-old man. He was located a short time later in the vicinity and was subsequently charged. Some time that night the window of a nearby business in Maryland St was smashed.

Two drink-drivers were charged last week. A 27-year-old tourist was caught twice in the one night. He was intercepted about 11.30pm Friday in Maryland St and recorded a reading of .061. He was caught again about 1am in Connor St and was further charged, recording .076% on the breathalyser. About 11.30pm on Monday night a 36-year-old man's vehicle was intercepted in Back Creek Rd and he recorded a reading of .096%.

A 25-year-old man will face court for drug offences after police executed a search warrant on premises in Matthew St on Friday night. A quantity of cannabis and drug paraphernalia were located at the residence.

About 1am Friday emergency services responded to a unit fire in Connor St, Stanthorpe. The fire engulfed a motor vehicle in the garage, and the garage and spread to the unit before being extinguished. The fire was believed to have originated in the vehicle and was not being treated as suspicious.

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