Dumped stolen ute a ‘haz­ard’ to swim­mers

Warwick Daily News - - NEWS - Po­lice urge any­one with in­for­ma­tion about this in­ci­dent to con­tact Po­licelink on 131 444 or Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000.

AN ANONY­MOUS let­ter de­liv­ered to War­wick Po­lice sta­tion led a squad of po­lice divers from Bris­bane to un­cover a stolen car in the depths of a pop­u­lar swim­ming hole near Emu Vale, east of War­wick.

On Wed­nes­day, four divers searched The Rock­ies and found a Toy­ota ute that was re­ported stolen from Rose Bud Court, War­wick on Au­gust 8.

Sergeant Brad Doyle said the ute en­tered the wa­ter from a rocky ledge above the wa­ter­hole and was un­der a pop­u­lar jump-off point.

“It took about 20 min­utes to lo­cate the ve­hi­cle and then it was pulled out of the wa­ter with the help of a lo­cal tow­ing con­trac­tor,” he said.

“The ute was lo­cated in the area just un­der where peo­ple jump off and a rope swing that peo­ple put up over time.”

Po­lice said the car could have caused a haz­ard for those us­ing the swim­ming spot.

“Those re­spon­si­ble have demon­strated they have com­plete dis­re­gard for the safety of any­one swim­ming or the en­vi­ron­ment they have pol­luted with fuel and oil,” a spokesman said.

Photo: QPS

Po­lice divers lo­cated a stolen Toy­ota ute that was dumped il­le­gally in The Rock­ies, a pop­u­lar swim­ming hole east of War­wick.

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