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Magnetic Island crime wrap, May



Senior Constable Bradley Hay on Jun 22, 2021 @ 2:55pm


Appeal for information regarding lost or stolen property Between 4.10pm on May 8, a woman has lost a ring at a supermarket on Sooning Street, Nelly Bay. Between May 7 and May 10, a man has lost a Victorian registration plate 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.

Traffic operation Between May 31 and June 2, Magnetic Island Police partnered with police from the Townsville Rapid Action Patrols group and completed a traffic operation on Magnetic Island. The main focus of the operation was to identify and take action against people driving whilst affected by alcohol or drugs. On May 31, a 31-year-old Nelly Bay man was charged with driving whilst unlicensed. He is scheduled to appear in the Townsville Magistrates Court on July 24. On May 31, a 34-year-old Nelly Bay man was charged with driving while a relevant drug was present in the blood or saliva. He is scheduled to appear in the Townsville Magistrates Court on July 19. On May 31, a 25-year-old Picnic Bay man was charged with driving while a relevant drug is present in the blood or saliva. He is scheduled to appear in the Townsville Magistrates Court on July 19. On June 1, a 40-year-old Nelly Bay woman was charged with mid-range drink driving and driving without an interlock device fitted to the vehicle. She is scheduled to appear in the Townsville Magistrates Court on June 30. On June 1, a 27-year-old Picnic Bay man was charged with driving while a relevant drug is present in the blood or saliva. He is scheduled to appear in the Townsville Magistrates Court on July 19. On June 1, a 24-year-old Picnic Bay woman was charged with driving whilst unlicensed and driving while a relevant drug is present in the blood or saliva. She is scheduled to appear in the Townsville Magistrates Court on July 19. The operation also included the issue of 25 traffic infringement notices, an interception and infringement for 3 unregistered vehicles and the issue of two defect notices for vehicles found to be defective.

Traffic offences On May 30, a 29-year-old man from interstate was charged with exceeding the general alcohol limit. He is scheduled to appear in the Townsville Magistrates Court on June 30. On May 27, a 37-year-old Picnic Bay woman was charged with driving whilst unlicensed. She is scheduled to appear in the Townsville Magistrates Court on July 1. Property offences Police are investigating an offence of wilful damage where on May 29 at approximately 2am, two people attended a backpackers resort on Nelly Bay Road and damaged a parked hire vehicle. A 40-year-old Nelly Bay man was charged with stealing on May 13, from a grocery store located on Sooning Street. He is scheduled to appear in the Townsville Magistrates Court on July 19. Between May 15 and May 17, a letterbox was stolen from a private residence in Nelly Bay. Between April 28 and May 1, a 25hp outboard motor was stolen from a vessel on trailer at an address in Arcadia. Between April 1 and May 2, a Queensland registration plate was stolen from a vehicle in a public carpark on Sooning Street in Nelly Bay. 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 were largely issued at the Nelly Bay ferry terminal. Police have also received complaints of unauthorised vehicles parking in disabled permit parking spaces. 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 has been prevalent in Horseshoe Bay and will continue to be enforced by police.

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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