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Magnetic Island crime wrap, December - January



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

Between 12am on December 23 and 12am December 24, a woman lost a wallet containing a sum of cash, bank cards and identification between Nelly Bay and Picnic Bay. Between 1000am and 8.00pm on December 28, a man lost a dark brown wallet containing his Drivers Licence, Medicare, bank cards and a sum of cash, between Nelly Bay and Alma Bay. Between 9:30pm and 10:30pm on January 1, a man lost a Navy blue fishing backpack with lots of tackle inside including lures and line at the Picnic Bay Jetty, Picnic Bay. Between 12am on January 9 and 12am January 10, a woman lost a Prescription polarised Oscar and Wild caramel frame sunglasses at the Picnic Bay Jetty, Picnic Bay. On January 25, a woman lost her black and white coloured Guess brand wallet, including 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.

Drug and drinking offences

On January 18, a 47-year old Nelly Bay man was charged in relation to 18 x Drug Supply and 1 x Trafficking in Dangerous Drugs offences. He is scheduled to appear before the Townsville Magistrates Court on March 3. On December 4, a 37-year old Agnes Water man was charged in relation to a drink driving offence. He is scheduled to appear before the Townsville Magistrates Court on February 4. On December 10, a 54-year old Nelly Bay man was charged in relation to a drink driving offence. He appeared before the Townsville Magistrates Court on January 4. On December 12, a 42-year-old Sunshine Acres man was charged in relation to a drink driving offence. He is scheduled to appear in the Townsville Magistrates Court on March 3. On December 24, a 32-year old Nelly Bay woman was charged in relation to drink driving offence. She appeared before the Townsville Magistrates Court on January 20. On January 1, a 30-year-old North Ryde man was charged in relation to a drink driving offence. He is scheduled to appear in the Townsville Magistrates Court on February 28. Remember mates look after their mates. If you are aware of a person who is driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, please call Triple Zero (000) and report the matter. It could save their life and other lives on the road. Driving offences On December 5, a 32-year-old Nelly Bay man was charged in relation to driving a motor vehicle without a driver’s licence He appeared in the Townsville Magistrates Court on January 20. The vehicle was immobilised for 90 days. On December 26, a 34-year old Horseshoe Bay woman was charged in relation to driving a motor vehicle without a driver’s licence and other traffic related offences. She is scheduled to appear in the Townsville Magistrates Court on February 21. On December 27, a 31-year-old Glenella man was charged in relation to driving a motor vehicle with a disqualified driver’s licence. He is scheduled to appear in the Townsville Magistrates Court on February 11. On January 7, a 19-year-old Picnic Bay man was charged in relation to learning to drive a motor vehicle without proper supervision. He is scheduled to appear in the Townsville Magistrates Court on January 2.

There have been eight recorded Traffic Crashes in the December and January reinforcing the message to locals and visitors to the area that all motorists need to show patience and care when driving.

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 sign remains an issue in Horseshoe Bay.

Back to school

Queensland schools resuming on February 7, motorists are advised that school zone speed limits apply.

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