Last week officers from Bribie Island intercepted 282 vehicles for roadside breath testing, and issued 11 traffic infringement notices. Road Policing Unit officers issued a further seven infringements.
Bribie Island police have continued to conduct additional patrols in the vicinity of local schools, not only for enforcement purposes, but to also engage with students about road safety through the stations ‘Headstrong’ campaign. Children who are wearing helmets are issued a ‘ticket’ to go into a draw for a prize donated by the Bribie Island RSL, who partner with the station on this important initiative. Officers also have the option of issuing a bicycle offence notice to children who are not wearing a helmet or disobeying other road rules, which results in a letter to each parent, containing information on broaching road safety topics with their child. The Headstrong initiative has been operating successfully in the Bribie Island area for many years and continues to be an active part of the stations road safety response.
During the week officers attended 12 domestic violence incidents, two of which involved contravention of protection order conditions, and one that required a police application to be made for a protection order. Domestic and family violence (DFV) is a serious matter. If you or someone you know is living with DFV, please contact the station for help. Always ring Triple Zero (000) in an emergency.
On Thursday, June 22 we will host a seniors information session at the Bribie Island RSL, between 9am and 11.30am. We will be joined by a number of guest speakers to provide information and strategies on a number of topics relevant to senior citizens, including personal and financial security. Officers from Bribie Island Police Station will also be in attendance.
For more information click here.
RSVP by calling the Seniors Enquiry Line on 1300 135 500 by June 14 as seating is limited.
Several people were arrested and charged this week with a range of offences including:
Sunday, June 4
A 72-year-old Banksia Beach woman was charged with drink driving and failing to provide a specimen of breath after being intercepted at Bongaree. She will appear at Caboolture Magistrates Court on June 15.
Monday, June 5
A 23-year-old Morayfield woman was charged with burglary at Bongaree. She will appear at Caboolture Magistrates Court on June 27.
Wednesday, June 7
A 69-year-old Woorim man was charged with drink driving at Woorim after returning an alleged reading of .140 per cent BAC. He will appear at Caboolture Magistrates Court on July 6.
Friday, June 9
A 20-year-old Banksia Beach man was arrested on an outstanding warrant. He will appear at Caboolture Magistrates Court on July 11.
A 59-year-old Woorim woman was charged with driving under the influence of liquor or a drug at Woorim. She will appear at Caboolture Magistrates Court on July 25.
Saturday, June 10
A 18-year-old Ningi man was apprehended for possessing dangerous drugs at Ningi, and subsequently drug diverted.
Sunday, June 11
A 23-year-old Maryborough woman was charged with stealing from a vehicle at Sandstone Point. She has been remanded in custody for this and several other matters.
A 16-year-old youth from Bribie Island was charged with public nuisance at Bellara. She will appear at Caboolture Children’s Court on July 5.
A 14-year-old youth from Ipswich was charged with possessing stolen property at Bongaree and resisting arrest. He will appear at Caboolture Children’s Court on July 5.
Monday, June 12
A 42-year-old Ningi woman was charged with evading police and drink driving at Ningi after returning an alleged reading of .246 per cent BAC. She will appear at Caboolture Magistrates Court on July 18.
A 35-year-old Banksia Beach man was charged with wilful damage and stealing at Bellara. He will appear at Caboolture Magistrates Court on July 20.
A 62-year-old Bongaree man was charged with drink driving at Bongaree after returning an alleged reading of .059 per cent BAC. He will appear at Caboolture Magistrates Court on July 20.
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 crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.