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Magnetic Island Crime Wrap April

Lost or stolen property – Appeal for information regarding lost/stolen property

Between 10am and 2pm on April 2, a man lost a pair of Audika brand hearing aids, somewhere between Horseshoe Bay, Arcadia or Nelly Bay.

Between 1.30pm and 2.15pm on April 5, a man lost a black wallet containing his Tasmanian drivers licence, university identification, bank cards and a sum of cash, between Nelly Bay and Arcadia.

Between 5pm and 7.30pm on April 14, a man lost a Baume and Mercier watch in the ocean between Townsville and Magnetic Island.

Between 11am and 1pm on April 19, a man lost a wallet containing his identification, bank cards, pension cards, etc. at an unknown location on Magnetic Island.

On April 25, a woman lost her black and white coloured Guess brand wallet, containing her identification, Medicare card, debit card, and a sum of cash at an unknown location on Magnetic Island.

If you have any information about this or have lost your own property, please contact Policelink or make a report to our lost property portal.


On April 22, a 37-year-old Nelly Bay woman was charged with two offences of serious assault in relation to an incident where a nurse and a police officer were assaulted.

She is scheduled to appear in the Townsville Magistrates Court on June 25.

Unlawful use of motor vehicle

Police investigations are continuing after the alleged unlawful use of a motor vehicle where a moped was used between 7am on March 24 and 9am on March 28, on Sooning Street, Nelly Bay.

Driving offences

On April 2, a 65-year-old male tourist was charged in relation to driving a motor vehicle without a drivers licence.

He is scheduled to appear in the Townsville Magistrates Court on June 2.

Infringement notices

Police have issued a number of infringement notices for people speeding, failing to comply with road signs, failing to wear seatbelts or restraining children, using mobile phones and parking offences.

The parking offences have been mostly around the Nelly Bay ferry terminal.

Police have been taking enforcement action towards vehicles parked illegally in front of the Nelly Bay shopping centre, in the barge car lane and in the no standing zone in Boulder Court.

Failing to stop at stop signs remains an issue in Horseshoe Bay.

Public appreciation

In April, a group of members of the public attended the Magnetic Island Police Station to extend their appreciation for the work the officers do within the community. They did so by supplying the station with an abundance of sugar and motivational print outs.

The Magnetic Island Police are grateful for the ongoing support shown by the members of the community and wish to continue to build on these relationships.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at

Report crime information anonymously via Crime Stoppers. Call 1800 333 000 or report online at

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