CRIME WRAP: Car park crash while five times the legal limit
A WEST Mackay woman who allegedly got behind the wheel of a car while almost five times the legal limit has been arrested.
Senior Constable Steve Smith said the 59-year-old driver crashed into a parked car in a Bridge Rd car park on Tuesday afternoon.
Police asked her to take a roadside breath test, Snr Const Smith said, and as a result she was detained and taken to Mackay Police Station, where she allegedly recorded a breath alcohol concentration of 0.234 per cent.
She was arrested and charged with driving while under the influence of liquor and will appear in the Mackay Magistrates Court on October 8 to have the matter heard.
Stolen handbag used in crime spree
A HANDBAG snatched by a bold thief has been used in a case of identity theft.
Mackay police Snr Const Steve Smith said a burglar broke into a Bucasia home on Tuesday afternoon.
The Waverley St residents were home at the time, Snr Cnst Smith said, but did not notice as the thief searched their kitchen and dining room.
An iPhone and a woman’s handbag containing bank cards, identification details, cash and spare keys were stolen, he said.
When the resident contacted their bank, they were told someone had used their bank cards to make fraudulent transactions at local businesses, Snr Cnst Smith said.
Since the burglary occurred during the day, he said police hoped neighbours or witnesses may have noticed any suspicious behaviour.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact police as soon as possible. Phone Policelink on 13 14 44 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Quote this reference number: QP1901815623
Stolen car and camper trailer
AN ANDERGROVE resident woke Wednesday morning to find their car and camper trailer missing from their driveway.
Senior Constable Steve Smith said the thief had found keys left on the back patio of the Barnfield Dr home and used them to steal the white 2007 model Ford ranger dual cab, registration number 845 VYA, and attached Jayco camper trailer.
Snr Const Smith stressed the importance of ensuring vehicle keys were secured out of sight.
“Past experiences have taught residents and police that thieves will invest many hours seeking out car keys with a view to steal cars at all hours of the day,” he said.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact police as soon as possible by phoning Policelink on 13 14 44 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Quote the reference number, QP1901817594