Racegoers keep festivities quiet
PICNIC race frivolity was kept to a manageable level at the weekend, with Warwick police impressed with punters’ good behaviour.
Warwick Police officer in charge senior sergeant Stewart Day said there had been no issues at Allman Park Racecourse.
“We were very happy with the crowds. We had no calls for service at the racecourse and there were no incidents,” he said.
“It’s normally very well organised by the race committee, and their planning assisted in the event being well-controlled.”
Warwick police also took part in Operation Unite, a national operation targeting alcohol-fuelled violence.
Police patrolled the CBD between 6pm-6am Friday and Saturday nights to ensure pub-goers toed the line.
Females in brawl
A female brawl on Palmerin St Saturday night was one of the few incidents to occupy officers.
One person was assaulted in the brawl which happened at about midnight.
The other main incident involving Warwick police was a disobedient pub-goer, who refused to leave a licensed premise on Friday night.
The 36-year-old man was twice asked to leave and attempted to assault the security guard and smashed a door panel when he was escorted outside for the second time.
He will face court on June 14 charged with wilful damage, disorderly at licensed premises and failing to leave a licensed premise.
Thieves fish for equipment
THREE vehicles at the Washpool Camping Grounds were targeted by thieves at the weekend.
A quantity of fishing items and other property was taken from the back of the utilities, as well as within the vehicles and from boats between 10pm Friday and 6am Saturday.
Car saved from slasher
A CAR parked on Sandy Creek Rd was the target of a would-be tyre-slasher Friday night.
A 19-year-old man was seen letting air out and trying to slash the tyres. The Mt Edwards man was caught before inflicting any serious damage and was charged with wilful damage.
Five drivers nabbed
FIVE drink drivers were caught at the weekend in several locations in Warwick.
The drivers were stopped on the Cunningham Highway, and in Palmerin St, Pratten St, Alwood St and Wentworth St.
Anyone with information on any of the above incidents or any other criminal activity are urged to contact Warwick Police on 4660 4444 or anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.