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Magnetic Island Crime Wrap April 2022


Lost or stolen property – appeal for information


On April 14, a green iPhone was lost on a walking track in Horseshoe Bay (QP2200642890).

Between April 15 and 16, a man’s bicycle was stolen from Sealink terminal in Nelly Bay (QP2200660826).

Between March 20 and April 14, two electric bicycles were stolen from a resort in Nelly Bay (QP2200637785).

On April 5, a motor vehicle was stolen from Sooning Street, Nelly Bay and was used unlawfully (QP2200624192).

On April 16, a toiletry item was stolen from a grocery store on Sooning Street, Nelly Bay (QP2200647081).

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


Public order offences

Police are investigating a public order offence that occurred at 5.30am on April 24, at the Sealink ferry terminal on Sooning Street, Nelly Bay.

It is alleged that a man was intoxicated at the terminal where he tried to enter several locked vehicles, pushed an elderly man from a seat and tried to take his bag.

If you have any information about this incident, please contact Policelink and quote QP2200698248.


Alcohol and driving offences

On April 1, police intercepted a vehicle on Sooning Street, Nelly Bay for the purpose of a roadside breath test (RBT).

Police will allege the 65-year-old Nelly Bay man returned a reading of 0.82 per cent BAC.

He has been charged with drink driving, driving a defective vehicle and is due to appear in Townsville Magistrates Court on April 27.

On April 3, police intercepted a vehicle on Nelly Bay Road, Nelly Bay for the purpose of a RBT.

Police will allege the 24-year-old Cranbrook man returned a reading of 0.72 per cent BAC.

He has been charged with drink driving and is due to appear in Townsville Magistrates Court on April 26.

On April 16, police intercepted a vehicle on Nelly bay Road, Nelly Bay for the purposes of a RBT.

Police will allege the 32-year-old Picnic Bay woman returned a reading of 0.108 per cent BAC.

She has been charged with drink driving and is due to appear in Townsville Magistrates Court on May 3.

On April 10, police intercepted a vehicle on Lilac Street, Nelly Bay for the purpose of a RBT.

Police will allege the 30-year-old Picnic Bay woman was driving whilst unlicensed.

She has been charged with driving whilst unlicensed and is due to appear in Townsville Magistrates Court on May 4.

On April 1, police intercepted a vehicle on Sooning Street, Nelly Bay for the purpose of a roadside drug test (RDT).

Police will allege the 26-year-old Picnic Bay man returned a positive reading for a relevant drug being present in his saliva.

He has been charged with driving while a relevant drug was present in his saliva and is due to appear in Townsville Magistrates Court on June 1.

On April 2, police intercepted a vehicle on Sooning Street, Nelly Bay for the purpose of a RDT.

Police will allege the 50-year-old Nelly Bay woman returned a positive reading for a relevant drug being present in her saliva.

She has been charged with driving while a relevant drug was present in her saliva and is due to appear in Townsville Magistrates Court on June 1.

On April 2, police intercepted a vehicle on Hayles Avenue, Arcadia for the purpose of a RDT.

Police will allege the 26-year-old Nelly Bay woman returned a positive reading for a relevant drug being present in her saliva.

She has been charged with driving while a relevant drug was present in her saliva and is due to appear in Townsville Magistrates Court on June 1.

On April 15, police intercepted a vehicle on Sooning Street, Nelly Bay for the purpose of a RBT.

Police will allege the 45-year-old Bushland Beach man was driving whilst unlicensed.

He has been charged with driving whilst unlicensed and is due to appear in Townsville Magistrates Court on May 16.


Infringement notices

Police have issued a particularly high number of infringement notices for April for basic traffic offences and offences relating to personal mobility devices.

Please abide by all road rules, road signs and familiarise yourself with rules for personal mobility devices if you plan to use them.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting.

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

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