January 2021

Published a story 15th Jan 2021 2:25 PM

He gained notoriety for having sex with a prison psychologist while in custody and for twice escaping to be with his girlfriend.

A week in Toowoomba watch house enough for prison Casanova

He gained notoriety for having sex with a prison psychologist while in custody and for twice escaping to be with his girlfriend.

Published a story 15th Jan 2021 1:41 PM

The 22-year-old and two mates had come across a car with engine running in a city driveway and got in and drove away.

After a year of avoiding court, 22-year-old fronts up and is jailed

The 22-year-old and two mates had come across a car with engine running in a city driveway and got in and drove away.

Published a story 15th Jan 2021 12:57 PM

The teenager appeared before the court via video link from the prison to plead guilty to 35 offences.

Toowoomba teenager’s year long crime spree ends with jail term

The teenager appeared before the court via video link from the prison to plead guilty to 35 offences.

Published a story 14th Jan 2021 4:21 PM

My home in the ghetto has become Chez Hardwick Cat Restaurant for the neighbourhood’s feline fraternity.

Fiendish felines can sniff a man’s weakness from kilometres away

My home in the ghetto has become Chez Hardwick Cat Restaurant for the neighbourhood’s feline fraternity.

Published a story 14th Jan 2021 3:25 PM

She was soon found out when the doctor said he hadn’t used such prescriptions for about seven years.

Woman forged doctor’s prescription in attempt to obtain pain killers

She was soon found out when the doctor said he hadn’t used such prescriptions for about seven years.

Published a story 14th Jan 2021 3:16 PM

The teen had refused to give a sample of his saliva for testing and had become belligerent with police.

Toowoomba teen placed on probation to address offending behaviour

The teen had refused to give a sample of his saliva for testing and had become belligerent with police.

Published a story 14th Jan 2021 3:08 PM

Both told police they had been drinking during a night out in Toowoomba’s CBD and were on their way home.

Drivers blow high readings on way home from night out in Toowoomba

Both told police they had been drinking during a night out in Toowoomba’s CBD and were on their way home.

Published a story 13th Jan 2021 3:58 PM

The Toowoomba woman had taken a call from friends at midnight asking her to pick them up from the pub but she hadn’t alerted anyone that she was going out.

Baby died at home while mum was picking up friends from the pub

The Toowoomba woman had taken a call from friends at midnight asking her to pick them up from the pub but she hadn’t alerted anyone that she was going out.

Published a story 13th Jan 2021 3:44 PM

Driving with cannabis in her system and then being found with the drug and utensils has made for an expensive smoke.

Smoking cannabis at home makes for an expensive joint

Driving with cannabis in her system and then being found with the drug and utensils has made for an expensive smoke.

Published a story 13th Jan 2021 3:15 PM

She got out of the car with her hands up and later told police she hadn’t been driving or drinking.

Woman who blew four times legal limit told cops she hadn’t been drinking or driving

She got out of the car with her hands up and later told police she hadn’t been driving or drinking.

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Peter started in 1976 as apprentice typesetter/comp and has 32 years with The Chronicle in three stints (in between working/holidays in UK/Europe, Brisbane and Melbourne). Entered editorial from comp room in 1996.