While most of TNQ was enjoying a long weekend full of fun and excitement including Sir Elton John's Concert at Cazalys and the AFL and NRL grand finals, police were kept extremely busy with 20 vehicles stolen from Gordonvale to the northern beaches.
Officers have charged six people with 50 property related offences over the weekend in relation to burglaries and stolen vehicles.
One incident saw members of the Cairns Tactical Crime Squad intercept a stolen vehicle on the Esplanade at about 9.40pm yesterday by parking behind the vehicle as they pulled into a carpark. Officers from the TCS detained three of the four occupants. The fourth was later apprehended and all four charged.
It’s alleged the four occupants were involved in the theft of a vehicle from a property in Welsh Street, Rosslea sometime between 11pm Sunday and 2am Monday.
In another incident, it’s alleged a group of teens smashed their way into a business in Barnard Drive, Mount Sheridan about 5.10am on Saturday before stealing a quantity of alcohol and fleeing in three vehicles.
A 14-year-old Bentley Park girl was charged with a total 23 offences including six counts of burglary, five counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, four counts of unlicensed driving, three counts of stealing, one count each of enter premises and commit by break, enter premises and commit, enter premises with intent, attempt to enter premises with intent and fail to stop a motor vehicle.
An 18-year-old Aloomba man was charged with one count each of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, stealing and entering dwelling with intent.
A 15-year-old Aloomba boy was charged with one count of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and a 16-year-old Townsville boy was charged with one count each of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, stealing and enter dwelling with intent.
A 19-year-old Westcourt woman was charged with a total of seven offences including two counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, one count each of enter premises and commit, enter premises with intent, burglary and commit, burglary and attempted enter premises with intent.
A 15-year-old White Rock boy was charged with a total of 13 offences including three counts each of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and unlicensed driving, four counts of stealing, one count each of burglary, fail to stop motor vehicle and enter dwelling with intent.
The 19-year-old woman is scheduled to appear in the Cairns Magistrates Court today while the 18-year-old man is scheduled to appear on October 16.