Buf­falo Club mob run wild at party ... again

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

AN­OTHER wild cel­e­bra­tion at the Buf­falo Club hall in Moss­man has turned into chaos on lo­cal streets.

Po­lice said about 150 rau­cous par­ty­go­ers spilled out onto the streets at mid­night and could not be sub­dued un­til about 4am.

“The dis­tur­bance was so large that Port Dou­glas po­lice were re­quired to as­sist,” Se­nior Con­sta­ble Matt Smith said.

The mys­te­ri­ous Royal An­te­dilu­vian Or­der of Buf­fa­los owns the hall.

“The last three or four times the hall has been hired out there has been a sim­i­lar se­ries of events,” Sen Con­sta­ble Smith said.

“It’s up to the Buf­falo Club but it’s bring­ing a bad name to their or­gan­i­sa­tion and po­lice will be hav­ing dis­cus­sions with them.”

The fes­tiv­i­ties turned sour when a 20-year-old man threw him­self through a store win­dow on Front St.

He also al­legedly hurled a wheelie bin through an­other shopfront about 12.30am on Sun­day.

“It’s lucky he didn’t die,” Se­nior Con­sta­ble Matt Smith said.

“How he didn’t punc­ture or de­cap­i­tate some­thing is un­be­liev­able when you see the jagged edges of the win­dow.”

One woman has been charged with pub­lic nui­sance and po­lice ex­pect to charge a num­ber of other peo­ple with sim­i­lar of­fences.

“These young peo­ple get drunk and walk up and down the street all night smash­ing win­dows and yelling and scream­ing,” a Front St res­i­dent said.

Ear­lier in the evening a 25-year-old man had to be re­strained with cap­sicum spray af­ter al­legedly rip­ping off his shirt and threat­en­ing po­lice at a dis­tur­bance in Mid­dle­miss St, Moss­man.

He was charged with pub­lic nui­sance, ob­struct­ing po­lice and pos­sess­ing a drug uten­sil.

The man who al­legedly dam­aged the Trop­i­cal Boost juice bar and Auto Pro win­dows was charged with two counts of wil­ful dam­age.

The Royal An­tideli­u­vian Or­der of Buf­fa­los could not be reached for com­ment. than it was to res­i­dents of Noosa or other “iconic” ar­eas of Queens­land.

“Noosa was one of three sim­i­lar-sized coun­cils that amal­ga­mated. The mayor of the Sun­shine Coast comes from Noosa,” he said. “We’ve got one councillor out of eleven in the CRC. It’s sim­ply too soon to think about scrap­ping the iconic panel.”

Over the first two years of op­er­a­tion, the Dou­glas panel de­cided it would make the call in 31 per cent of all devel­op­ment ap­pli­ca­tions re­lat­ing to work in Dou­glas. How­ever, as Mr Dobbs says, there have not been any ma­jor devel­op­ment ap­pli­ca­tions brought to the panel in that time.

“Whether it’s be­cause the panel ex­ists, or be­cause of the global fi­nan­cial cri­sis, we haven’t seen any con­tro­ver­sial ap­pli­ca­tions in the past two years,” he said. “We do see coun­cil ap­prov­ing some ap­pli­ca­tions that leave us scratch­ing our heads.”

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