MOCS (Rural) Posts

Abandoning of puppies, Mt Isa

On January 19 2016, Cloncurry Stock and Rural Crime Investigation Squad detectives issued a Notice to Appear to a 26-year-old Mt Isa man for allegedly abandoning six puppies on Lake Moondarra Road, Mt Isa, earlier this month. Police will allege… Read Post

Drug charges, Mareeba

Police have charged two men with drug offences after detectives from Mareeba Stock and Rural Crime Squad executed a search warrant at a residence in Beames Street Mareeba on Wednesday morning. It will be alleged that a 20-year-old man was producing… Read Post

Stolen solar system batteries and panels


At around 4am on November 25, unknown offender/s attended a remote Telstra transmission phone tower situated on Hurricane Station, Mount Carbine. The offender/s have cut the padlock securing the gates to the tower compound and proceeded to disconnect the towers solar power system… Read Post

Don’t hunt the hunters yourself

Operation Gatekeeper keeps our focus on fighting rural crime statewide. One particular area of focus for us is pig hunting. While it is important to note that not all pig hunters are bad, we have had some hunting off-road which… Read Post

Early reporting of cattle theft is key

One issue we come across regularly is the delay in reporting suspected theft to our Stock and Rural Crime Investigation Squad which then results in difficulty investigating that theft. If you suspect you are missing stock, report it immediately. Often… Read Post

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