Lake Eacham remains closed as the search continues for missing Ravenshoe man

The search continues Cassowary Coast Patrol Inspector Rolf Straatemeier last week addressed local media on the progress of the protracted search of Lake Eacham for missing Ravenshoe man. Around 11am on November 23, a 56-year-old man was first seen in … Continue reading

Vehicle watch, Cairns and surrounds – December 17

  Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a number of vehicles stolen throughout the Far North.  Several of the vehicles listed below were stolen while the victims were at home.     Anyone with information which could assist with this … Continue reading

Cairns overnight wrap – Tuesday, December 16

Armed robbery charge, Manoora:  Detectives yesterday charged a 15-year-old boy with property related offences including two counts of armed robbery, and one count each of stealing and wilful damage. It will be alleged a teenage boy entered a business in … Continue reading

Jackets for Life

For the past few months a joint initiative between the Queensland Water Police, Marine Safety Queensland (MSQ), Tagai Stage College and Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has seen every primary school aged child in the Torres Straits receive a free … Continue reading

Tuesday’s Traffic Tip – Drink Driving

We hope we don’t see you this Christmas! A hot summers day and a few drinks, or perhaps a festive champers at the office Christmas party may be all it takes to tip you over the legal limit of .05. Knowing … Continue reading

A Christmas message from the Cairns Water Police

Water Police across the state are preparing for a busy Christmas on Queensland waterways. Operation Summersafe is aimed at keeping Queenslanders safe on the water this holiday season. Running from December 13 through to Australia Day, Operation Summersafe is run in … Continue reading

Cairns overnight media wrap – December 11

Man charged: AOBH, Bentley Park: Detectives have charged a 47-year-old Bentley Park man following investigations into an assault at a Timberlea Drive residence at around 10pm on November 22. Police will allege that the man kicked and punched a 70-year-old … Continue reading

Last Police Careers Information Seminar for 2014 – Bookings Essential

It’s your last chance to book a seat for the police recruiting seminar on Wednesday night with local police recruiting officer, Sergeant Cary Coolican. Anyone who’s ever considered a policing career is encouraged to come along and find out about the requirements … Continue reading

Cassowary Coast Weekend Wrap

Traffic offences, Babinda: Police have arrested a man twice after being intercepted for traffic related offences in Waughs Pocket and Babinda on Friday. Police will allege that at 11:00am they intercepted a vehicle travelling at 119 kmph on the Bruce Highway, … Continue reading

Vehicle Watch – December 2

Don’t give thieves an early Christmas present; Remove valuables and LOCK YOUR VEHICLE Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a number of vehicles stolen throughout the Far North.  Several of the vehicles listed below were stolen while the victims were at … Continue reading

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