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Magnetic Island September Crime Wrap

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

On September 12, a woman lost a drawstring bag containing sunglasses, medication and several other items at Horseshoe Bay Beach. QP2101707273 refers.

On September 27, a man lost a key ring with several keys on Sooning Street in Nelly Bay. QP2101815936 refers.

On September 5, a man lost a wristwatch at a licensed premise on Horseshoe Bay Road, Horseshoe Bay. QP2101669754 refers.

On September 23, police received a report of a burglary at a dwelling at West Point between September 19 and 22. Property stolen included jewellery, trinkets and coins. QP2101787807 refers.

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.

Alcohol/drug and driving offences

On September 29, a 47-year-old Nelly Bay man was charged with driving whilst drug affected in Nelly Bay. He will appear in the Townsville Magistrates Court on October 20. QP2101824383 refers.

On September 3, a 20-year-old overseas male tourist was charged with drink driving in Nelly Bay. He will appear in the Townsville Magistrates Court on October 6. QP2101641739 refers.

On September 5, a 25-year-old Horseshoe Bay woman was charged with drink driving in Picnic Bay. She will appear in the Townsville Magistrates Court on October 6. QP2101652530 refers.

On August 31, a 41-year-old Nelly Bay woman was involved in a traffic crash in Nelly Bay. Police have since charged this woman for dangerous operation of a vehicle in relation to the crash. She will appear in the Townsville Magistrates Court on October 28. QP2101669310 refers.

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.

Drug offences

On September 17, a 57-year-old Arcadian man was located in Arcadia and charged with possession of cannabis and possessing utensils which had been used to smoke cannabis.

He will appear in the Townsville Magistrates Court on October 7. QP2101750775 refers.

E-scooters on Magnetic Island

Since the arrival of e-scooters at the beginning of September, Magnetic Island Police have issued 18 infringement notices to 18 users of the scooters.

Please familiarise yourself with Queensland road rules for personal mobility devices at https://www.qld.gov.au/transport/safety/rules/wheeled-devices/personal-mobility-devices and ride safely.

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 and at traffic lights posted at roadworks has been prevalent in Horseshoe Bay.

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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