Youths set fire to shredded paper at High St business

POLICE were called to a fire at the rear of business premises on High St, Stanthorpe about 1.40am Friday to find a large pile of shredded paper alight.

While minimal damage was caused to any property, it did have the potential to be much worse had the fire not been extinguished by emergency services personnel.

Investigations carried out by Police have since identified four juvenile offenders, three of whom have been charged with the offence.

One of the youths, 12 years of age, was also charged with committing a public nuisance offence.

 

Disobeying police

A 28-year-old Wallangarra man was arrested and charged with disobeying a police move-on direction at a licensed premises in High St on Friday night.

The intoxicated man had been directed to leave the vicinity of the premises, but refused.

He will face Stanthorpe Court in May.

 

Single vehicle crash

Emergency services responded to a single vehicle traffic accident that occurred on Maryland St, Stanthorpe about 8pm Saturday night.

The Toyota Sedan the 27-year-old tourist was driving crossed the garden median strip before colliding with a wooden bench outside the post office.

Fortunately no-one was injured in the process. Police later detained the driver of the vehicle and transported him to Stanthorpe Police Station where he produced a reading of .186% and was subsequently charged.



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