Scott Guerin keeps us up to date on recent crime on the mountain, bringing us up to speed after the Easter holidays
The Easter Road Safety Campaign has just finished but Police are focusing on running a local traffic and good order operation.
“We are still dismayed and disappointed at the continuing arrest of drink drivers in the division. The danger that they cause to themselves and other road users is not and will not be tolerated.” Residents can expect to see a lot more RBT’s on Tamborine Mountain.
There have also been three break and enters late Monday (the 16th) evening/early Tuesday morning to shops and attached residence at Eagle Heights.Police have said the perpetrator smashed windows to enter the premises and stole cash, alcohol and computers.
Any witnesses should call Police on 5545 34 73.
With theft and break and enter incidents in the region at a relative high, Police are reminding local residents to be vigilant.“Write registration numbers down of vehicles and ring Police when it is happening. Lock the house and secure your car keys.”
“An increase in vehicle thefts after break and enters is being experienced where persons breaking into houses steal car keys and subsequently steal the car. Engine immobilisers are preventing cars from being stolen in the “traditional” way of breaking a window and hot-wiring as such the above MO is what they are doing.”
Police are also issuing a call to parents to verify where your child is staying when they are telling you they are staying at a friend’s house.
Scott says parents need to call and speak to the other parents on a land line. “It seems that social networking pages make it all too easy for some kids to pull the wool over their parents eyes when they organise a “sleep over”. This allows kids to basically do whatever they want to do – roam the streets, drink excessively and put themselves in potentially life threatening situations without adult supervision. Be aware as we have called some shocked parents after locating their children this weekend.”
Mick Jones is on a well-deserved long service leave for approximately 6 months and Steve Hargraves is acting officer in charge.
Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000.