Category: Crime News

18-year-old charged for drink driving and speeding in Toonpan, Townsville

An 18-year-old Condon man has been issued with a Notice to Appear after he was intercepted at Toonpan overnight allegedly travelling 20kph above the speed limit with a blood alcohol level of 0.141 per cent. Around 5.35am, police intercepted the man?s sedan on Flinders Highway after observing it allegedly speeding as it overtook their marked vehicle between the Mountview Drive and Moyses Road intersections. The 18-year-old has been issued with a Notice to Appear for disobeying the speed limit, driving unaccompanied on a learners permit, failing to display Learner plates and drink driving. He is due to appear before court in early...

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-il dead

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has died of a heart attack when he was on a train trip, igniting concerns over who will now control the reclusive state and its nuclear programme. A teary television announcer, who was dressed in black, said the leader died on Saturday of physical and mental over-work Kim Jong-un, Kim Jong-il’s youngest son, was named by North Korea’s official news agency KCNA as the “great successor” to his father, which lauded him as “the outstanding leader of our party, army and people”. Little is known of Jong-un who is believed to be in his late 20s and was appointed to senior political and military posts in 2010. KCNA news agency said the elder Kim died at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday after “an advanced acute myocardial infarction, complicated with a serious heart shock”. Kim had suffered a stroke in 2008 also, but had appeared to have recovered from that ailment. The White House informed the media that President Barack Obama had been told of Kim’s death, and it was closely monitoring and in touch with South Korea and Japan. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda told ministers at a special security meeting to prepare for the unexpected, including on border affairs, Japan’s top government spokesman said. China, North Korea’s only major ally, has not commented yet. Tension between North and South Korea South Korea, still technically...

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Victim critical after hit and run at Meadowbrook

A man in his early 20s is in a critical condition at the Princess Alexandra Hospital after being struck by a vehicle in a drive through bottleshop at Meadowbrook overnight. Around 11pm, the man was working at the Logandowns Drive bottleshop when he attempted to stop a red utility and its occupants from leaving with stolen products. The vehicle then struck the man as it sped out of the driveway exit and away from the scene. He was transported to hospital with believed life-threatening head and internal injuries while the vehicle was subsequently located by police abandoned. Forensic Crash Unit and Criminal Investigation Branch officers are currently investigating. Anyone with information which could assist police with their investigations should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a...

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Serious and organised investment scam disrupted on Gold Coast

A joint operation between the Queensland Police Service (QPS), the Australian Crime Commission (ACC) and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), with assistance from the Australian Federal Police yesterday investigated the operations of a serious and organised fraudulent investment scam. Multiple search warrants were executed across a number of premises and a call centre targeting individuals allegedly involved in investment scams based on the Gold Coast. Detective Superintendant Brian Hay said the combined resources of the QPS, ACC and ASIC have resulted in the closure of the call centre associated with the investment scams. ?We?re now appealing for anyone who may have had unsolicited contact, by telephone or the internet, from a company known as West Trade or Atlas Lead Generation, where the caller successfully or attempted to engage the receiver (victim) into investing, to contact police or Crime Stoppers,? he said. Mr Hay also appealed for anyone who worked for the company to come forward and assist police with their inquiries. ?Australians are under attack by organised fraud operations, both locally and overseas and it is vital that people exercise extreme caution when dealing with emotional investment opportunities. It can?t be stressed strongly enough the importance of seeking independent financial and legal advice before engaging in any investment,? he said. The joint operation forms part of a broader multi-agency task force established by the ACC Board earlier...

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Clandestine laboratory located at Wellington Point

Police have charged six people with a number of offences after locating a clandestine drug laboratory at a Wellington Point residence yesterday. Police attended the Station Street address at around 10.30am where they located equipment and chemicals allegedly used to produce illicit drugs. A 27-year-old Wellington Point man, a 36-year-old Capalaba man, a 22-year-old Southport woman, a 26-year-old Pacific Pines man, a 36-year-old Loganholme man and a 24-year-old Tivoli man were arrested and charged with numerous offences including possession of dangerous drugs, possessing property used to produce drugs, and supply dangerous drugs. They are all due to appear in the Cleveland Magistrates Court this...

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