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Snakes alive at Chilli Beach

Jeepers creepers what were they thinking? A day in the life of far northern police is never dull and no truer words were said when local Lockhart River police received information about a vehicle acting suspiciously in their area. Local … Continue reading

Cairns weekend media wrap – July 21

Unarmed robbery, Woree:  Detectives are investigating the robbery of a 42-year-old White Rock man around 8:30pm on Anderson Road at Woree, July 19. After exiting the bus on Anderson Road, the victim was approached by another man who demanded cash … Continue reading

Team effort arrests stolen vehicle numbers

Far North District police are cautiously optimistic that residents are now applying the hand brake on motor vehicle theft, following a marked reduction in the incidence of unlawful use of motor vehicle offences for the latest financial year. District vehicle … Continue reading

Cairns overnight media wrap – Friday July 4

  Serious assault, Cairns City:  A 32-year-old Lockhart River man has been charged following the alleged serious assault of a taxi driver and police officer at McLeod Street around 3pm yesterday afternoon. Police will allege that the man was a … Continue reading

Trail bikes caning our headlands!

Trail bikers must seek permission to ride on private property! Concerns are held for the safety of teens riding trail bikes on private land, in particular cane paddocks around the far north. These school holidays coincide with cane crushing season and … Continue reading

Cairns overnight media wrap – Wednesday July 2

Wounding incident, Manoora:  A 25-year-old Manoora man was charged early this morning following a disturbance near the intersection of Moody and Pease Streets. Police were called to the location at around 3am where they located a 16-year-old girl with a … Continue reading

Drug raids reap rewards

Smithfield CIB yesterday executed a number of search warrants throughout their division and as such seized drugs and property and charged five people with a total of 16 drug and property related charges. Some of the seizures of note included … Continue reading

Cairns overnight wrap – Friday 27 July

Sexual assault charges, Manunda: Cairns detectives from the Child Protection Investigation Unit yesterday charged a 53-year-old Manoora man with one count each of common assault, indecent treatment of a child under 12 and taking a child for immoral purposes. The … Continue reading

Update 2: Missing man and woman, Cairns

A 40-year-old woman and a 45-year-old man reported missing from Cairns last week have been located deceased. The pair were located yesterday at an isolated area near the Little Mulgrave River at Goldsborough. Investigations into the circumstances surrounding their deaths … Continue reading

Update on the Guinea Pig deaths

Police and RSPCA investigations into the death of four pet guinea pigs at a home in Creedy Street, Westcourt at the weekend have been conducted and are now finalised with the results of a post mortem concluding that the injuries … Continue reading

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