Burglary of Stanthorpe home

STANTHORPE Police are investigating the burglary of a house last Thursday where offenders gained entry through a window of a residence in Bridge Street and later stole a Ford sedan parked at the address.

Senior Sergeant mark Ireland also said Pete’s Hotrod and Restoration Shop at Cottonvale was broken into on Sunday and equipment stolen, and last Friday morning offenders entered the yard of a premises at Granite Belt Drive Thulimbah where they smashed the window of a campervan and stole property.

Snr Sgt Ireland also said the last week had seen a number of people charged with alcohol-related anti-social offences.

“Last Wednesday two males aged 20 and 17 years were charged in separate incidents with public nuisance offences in High Street,” he said.

“In the early hours of Sunday morning another two men, aged 19 and 28, were charged with similar offences.

“Also on that day police attended an address at Amiens where they detained a 23-year-old man in relation to drug offences.

“On being removed from the police vehicle at Stanthorpe Station, the offender decamped down Victoria Street.

“The offender then grabbed a male person who was getting into his vehicle opposite the Central Hotel in High Street in an apparent attempt to steal the vehicle, however police chasing the offender arrested him before this could occur.”

Snr Sgt Ireland said the man who was forced from his vehicle left the scene before police could obtain his details.

“Police are tying to locate this person as a witness in the matter,” he said.

“The offender has been charged with two drug offences, obstruct police and escaping from lawful custody.”

In other Stanthorpe police news officers were called to a single vehicle traffic accident near the intersection of New England Highway and Pancor Street on Saturday morning, where a Toyota utility struck one of a number of cattle that had wandered onto the road. No one was injured in the accident however a beast was killed.

Police have also urged residents to clean and maintain chimneys and fireplaces after a devastating house fire earlier this week.

Anyone with information on the above matters is asked to call the Stanthorpe Police on 4681 6400.

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