Warwick crime on the rise

LAST Friday police charged a 32-year-old Eukey man with the break and enter of Clark’s Bearing Centre in Victoria Street during the Stanthorpe Show in January.

Andrew Lawrence Greggor of Eukey appeared in Stanthorpe Magistrates Court on May 11, with the matter adjourned until the next sittings on June 22.

Enquiries are continuing regarding additional suspects responsible for the offence and also to locate outstanding property which includes brushcutters and chainsaws.

Three drug offenders were charged during the week.

These included a 15-year-old youth as well as two other local males aged 24 and 29 years.

All were charged with possession of dangerous drugs after being located in possession of cannabis.

Over the past month there has been a substantial increase in the number of domestic violence incidents attended by police.

On Sunday night police attended a Rich Street address where they charged a 40-year-old man with two counts of assault, one of common assault and one of assault occasioning bodily harm.

Police intercepted a Ford ute in Archibald Street on Saturday night with the 35-year-old male driver of the vehicle later recording a breath alcohol reading of .117 per cent.

Other traffic offenders who will face court next month include a 20-year-old man for driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle and a 39-year-old man for unlicensed driving.

One traffic accident occurred in Stanthorpe division over the past week.

In the early hours of Sunday morning the driver of a Toyota Landcruiser utility lost control and overturned the vehicle on Pyramids Road, Sugarloaf.

The driver of the vehicle received some injuries as a consequence and police are continuing their investigation into the matter.

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