Tablelands weekend wrap, Tuesday May 9

Traffic offences, Tablelands: This weekend saw an influx of people to the Tablelands with the Northern Nats being held at Springmount Raceway.

Unfortunately the message is still not getting through to some people with police issuing 18 Traffic Infringement Notices (TIN’s) for unregistered vehicles.

Police also charged 13 people with drug driving offences and three people with drink driving offences. While three is still three too many, it is a reduction from last year’s numbers with 2216 RBTs being conducted.

Police also issued six TINs for speeding, five TINs for failing to wear a seatbelt, three TINs for unlicenced driving and 6 TINs for minor vehicle defects.

Break and enter, Mt Carbine: Police are investigating after a business in Mt Carbine was broken into over the weekend.

Initial investigations suggest that unknown people have entered the business on the Mulligan Highway sometime between 5pm Friday afternoon and 9am on Monday morning, stealing items from a shipping container.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 and quote QP1700797913.

Multiple charges, Mt Garnet: Police have charged a local man after an incident in Mt Garnet on Monday afternoon.

It will be alleged the 20-year-old man was involved in an argument with a woman known to him. It will further be alleged that the man has smashed the woman’s mobile phone, before hitting her a number of times to the head and then strangling her.

It will also be alleged that police located eight Cannabis plants as well as drug utensils when they attended the address on Nymbool Road, Mt Garnet at about 3.40pm.

The man will appear in the Atherton Magistrates Court today charged with one count each of assault occasioning bodily harm, strangulation, wilful damage, produce dangerous drugs and possess drug utensils.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via 24hrs per day.

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