Charleville police crackdown on crime in the new year
THE Charleville police have started the year tough on crime, intercepting and charging wrongdoers with offences ranging from assault to breaking and entering.
Police reported several cases of petty theft in and around Charleville, with a red Repco Mountain bike stolen from a Parry St address between December 19 and January 3, three phones taken from outside a Carter St address on December 10 and the Cattle Camp Hotel experiencing theft of alcohol from the premises on December 16.
As a result of a police investigation a 22-year-old Charleville man, and a 15-year-old Charleville boy were arrested and charged with stealing offences in relation to the Cattle Camp Hotel incident. The 22-year-old man was remanded in custody and will appear before the Charleville Magistrates Court on February 2.
Over the holiday period there have been more than 20 speed related Traffic Infringement Notices issued to drivers within the Charleville area. These range from under 13km/hr up to between 20-30km/hr over the speed limit.
There were five incidents of people being charged with unlicensed driving within the Charleville area.
Police have also been cracking down on assaults in the area.
On December 8, a 24-year-old woman was allegedly assaulted on Hilda St. A 21-year-old Charleville woman was charged with assault occasioning bodily harm and the matter was finalised on that month at the Charleville Magistrates Court.
On December 20, an 18-year-old man was allegedly assaulted on Alfred St. A 21-year-old Charleville woman was charged with common assault and public nuisance. She will appear before the Charleville Magistrates Court this week.
And, on January 6, a 45-year-old Charleville man was allegedly assaulted at the Charleville RSL. A 45-year-old Charleville man was charged with assault occasioning bodily harm and, after facing the court this week, will stay in custody until February 6.