CRIME WRAP: Police targeted with Zooper Dooper
DRUG drivers who continue to have disregard for the driving rules have found themselves on the wrong side of the law this week.
Five drug drivers will appear before the Charters Towers Magistrates Court after being stopped by police, with one also charged with a public nuisance offence.
A Charters Towers man who was stopped on Gill St at 1.42pm on Saturday has been charged with drug driving.
Police allege the 27-yearold was driving a Toyota Kluger at the time he was stopped for a roadside test.
They will allege that the man threw a Zooper Dooper at the marked police vehicle while yelling out profanities after he was stopped.
The man is due to appear in the Charters Towers Magistrates Court on December 13.
A 33-year-old woman who was driving on Axford Rd last Saturday allegedly tested positive to drugs in her saliva.
The provisional licence holder was stopped at 9.22am in a Subaru Liberty.
The woman has been given a notice to appear in the Charters Towers Magistrates Court on November 29.
A 35-year-old Charters Towers man was stopped at 6.42am on Saturday in a Nissan Patrol on Gill St.
It is alleged that at the time there were drugs detected in the man’s saliva.
He is scheduled to appear in court on December 13.
Another Charters Towers man will appear in court on November 29 on a charge of drug driving.
It is alleged the 43-year-old learner driver in a Holden Rodeo was stopped by police on Ryan St at 9pm on October 14 when he tested positive.
A 27-year-old Charters Towers man was charged with drug driving on October 14. It is alleged the provisional licence holder was driving a Toyota Kluger in Gill St at 2.26pm and at the time had drugs present in his saliva.
He will appear in the Charters Towers Magistrates Court on December 13.
ROCK DAMAGE CHARGES
Three juvenile offenders have been dealt with under the Juvenile Justice Act over a number of wilful damage incidents across Charters Towers that involved rocks being thrown through windows.
Police said the damage involved a school, a car belonging to a local business, as well as houses in Cambridge St.
Charges included wilful damage and interfering with railway property.
A teenager has had his vehicle impounded for 90 days for allegedly hooning in Burdekin St.
Police received reports of a Ford Falcon involved in a hooning incident at 9.30am earlier this month, with CCTV footage of the incident.
The 17-year-old P-plater was given a traffic infringement notice of $441 for wilfully making undue noise and will lose two licence points.
A man has been charged over the alleged theft of orange barrier mesh from Charters Towers Pistol Club.
Police charged the Breddan man, 57, with unlawful entry and stealing following the incident on September 26.
It will be alleged the man climbed through a gate and cut down the mesh before rolling it up and taking it.
The man will appear in court on November 1.
A Cairns man has been charged with driving while demerit point suspended after he was stopped by police in Charters Towers.
The 22-year-old man was stopped in a Mitsubishi Lancer at 1.45am on October 16 in Victory St.
He is due to appear in court on November 1.
Police are interested in talking to a young caucasian male seen around the QCWA at 9pm on October 15.
It follows reports of unknown offenders damaging a window pane on the building.
Senior Sergeant Neil King said police hoped to speak to the young male who was wearing dark-coloured shorts and T-shirt and a black cap.
He was also pushing a BMX bike.
ANYONE WHO MIGHT HAVE INFORMATION IS URGED TO CALL POLICELINK ON 131 444 OR CRIME STOPPERS ON 1800 333 000.