Thefts spark warning to secure doors

WARWICK residents are reminded to ensure cars and homes are securely locked, after a house and a car were broken into in separate incidents at the weekend.

A Pratten St home was broken into some time between the hours of 6am and 8am on Sunday and property was stolen from the house.

Police are urging anyone who saw anything suspicious in the Pratten St or Stewart Ave areas at that time to call police on 4660 4444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Officers are also investigating the entry of an unlocked car in Wilga Ave overnight on Sunday.

It is believed an offender entered the vehicle some time between 6pm Sunday and 8am Monday, before making off with property from the car.

In other police news, Warwick officers carried out a number of drug raids last week, which saw the arrests of two Warwick men.

A 19-year-old was charged with permitting his home to be used for a drug offence and a 23-year-old was charged with possessing dangerous drugs and drug utensils.

Both men will appear in court at a later date.

Stanthorpe police have been kept busy with their own drug raids over the past week, which also resulted in three arrests.

A 56-year-old man was charged after marijuana was seized from a property at Carniel Ln, Bapaume, and a 38-year-old woman will front court after police allegedly uncovered marijuana, drug utensils and other paraphernalia at a Wallangarra Rd residence.

A simple traffic stop on Folkestone St last week uncovered marijuana and drug utensils.

The 42-year-old passenger of the car was given drug counselling.

Stanthorpe officer-in-charge Mark Ireland is urging those travelling in the Stanthorpe areas to be careful on the roads in coming months.

"It's approaching that time of year when the population of the area begins to increase with an influx of overseas itinerant workers," he said.

"Historically, this is also a time when the number of traffic crashes and subsequent injuries increases.

"Remember to not assume that vehicles will stop at a stop sign or give way at a give way sign."



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