Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing a fa­tal traf­fic crash that oc­curred just east of Lock­hart River on Pi­iramo Road. Ini­tial in­ves­ti­ga­tions sug­gest that around 2.30pm a car left the road and col­lided with a tree. A 44year-old fe­male pas­sen­ger was pro­nounced de­ceased at the scene. The 34-year-old male driver was flown to the Cairns Base hospi­tal with non-life threat­en­ing in­juries. Po­lice are ap­peal­ing for any­one who may have wit­nessed the in­ci­dent to con­tact Crime Stop­pers. The Foren­sic Crash Unit is in­ves­ti­gat­ing.

A car was stolen from a Moss­man ad­dress on Oc­to­ber 29. The ve­hi­cle has a Queens­land reg­is­tra­tion of 817KUY. Po­lice ad­vise that

Smith­field po­lice have charged two Clifton Beach men fol­low­ing a pro­tracted in­ves­ti­ga­tion into prop­erty re­lated of­fences al­legedly com­mit­ted be­tween Cairns and Wonga Beach over the past six weeks. The men aged 27 and 31 were ar­rested at a res­i­dence on Upolo Es­planade, Clifton Beach just be­fore 9pm on Sun­day, Novem­ber 1. They were sub­se­quently charged with a to­tal of 15 of­fences in­clud­ing en­ter­ing premises and steal­ing, un­law­ful use of mo­tor ve­hi­cles, steal­ing, at­tempted en­try to premises and other mat­ters. Both men have been re­manded in cus­tody and are due to reap­pear in the Cairns Mag­is­trates Court on Novem­ber 30.

A 42-year-old Wonga Beach man was in­ter­cepted by po­lice af­ter he over­took an un­marked po­lice ve­hi­cle on Dain­tree Road. The man, who was on a mo­tor­cy­cle, was recorded ex­ceed­ing the speed limit on the mobile radar de­vice. Af­ter he was in­ter­cepted he dis­played signs con­sis­tent with some­one un­der the in­flu­ence of an in­tox­i­cat­ing sub­stance but failed to sup­ply spec­i­men of his breath. He was sub­se­quently charged in re­la­tion to speed­ing, drink driv­ing and driv­ing with­out an ap­pro­pri­ate li­cence. He will face Moss­man Mag­is­trates Court on Novem­ber 25.

On Oc­to­ber 29 po­lice ar­rested a 28-year-old Moss­man man for a break and en­ter that oc­curred on Oc­to­ber 24. Dur­ing the break and en­ter the man stole a con­sid­er­able amount of jew­ellery. He at­tended Cairns Mag­is­trates Court on Oc­to­ber 30 charged with bur­glary and fraud and was re­fused bail. He is re­manded in cus­tody un­til Novem­ber 25 when he will ap­pear in Cairns Mag­is­trates Court. Al­most all of the jew­ellery items were re­cov­ered.

Po­lice are ask­ing all weapon li­cense hold­ers to check their li­cense for ex­piry dates. Po­lice will be forced to seize the weapons if the li­cense is not re­newed be­fore the ex­piry date.

have charged a 20-year-old woman and a 15-year-old boy fol­low­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tions into the al­leged as­sault and rob­bery of a woman out­side an Ear­lville shop­ping cen­tre last Tues­day, Novem­ber 27.. Con­sta­ble Pe­ter Jarvie (pic­tured) is about to en­ter his third year with the Moss­man po­lice. The ded­i­cated po­lice­man is a Vic­to­rian boy who started his train­ing at the Townsville Po­lice Academy along with his best buddy fel­low Moss­man Con­sta­ble Mitchell Croghan. Af­ter grad­u­at­ing from the academy Con­sta­ble Jarvie was sent to Cairns. Af­ter one year in Cairns two po­si­tions came up at the Moss­man Po­lice Sta­tion and Con­sta­ble Jarvie con­vinced Croghan to ap­ply with him. Since then Croghan and Jarvie have been work­ing to­gether. Con­sta­ble Jarvie was do­ing the daily com­mute from Cairns un­til just re­cently when he moved to Moss­man with his part­ner - who is 8 months preg­nant - and 2-year-old kid. The ded­i­cated po­lice­man is also a ded­i­cated AFL player with the tal­ent and skills to match. For the last two years Con­sta­ble Jarvie has made the All Aus­tralian Po­lice AFL team. He was hand­picked from the Queens­land team which played against promis­ing play­ers in Perth and Mel­bourne. The tall cop plays cen­tre half­back and Con­sta­ble Croghan de­scribed him as an ‘im­pos­ing fig­ure in the back­line’. Jarvie was a for­mi­da­ble player with the Cairns Saints but re­cently re­tired which isn’t to say he won’t be back for next years All Aus­tralian Po­lice AFL team.

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