October 16, 2019
Four people have been charged after an incident in Glendon Street, Kingaroy, on Tuesday night which left a police officer with a split lip.
Two juveniles – a 15-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl – will face public nuisance charges.
A 21-year-old man and an 18-year-old man have been charged with assault occasioning bodily harm and obstructing police.
They were due to appear in Kingaroy Magistrates Court on Wednesday afternoon.
Officer-in-charge of Kingaroy police, Senior Sergeant Dave Tierney, said police were called to the fountain area in the Glendon Street forecourt just before midnight after complaints of a disturbance.
“Police attempted to arrest one of the juveniles,” Snr Sgt Tierney said.
Police will allege that while this was happening, the 21-year-old man came from behind and struck Senior-Constable Dan Walters on the back of the head.
“He then jumped on to his back and punched him three times,” Snr Sgt Tierney said.
“Dan suffered a split lip and bruises.”
Police are continuing to search for a blue 2016 Holden Colorado dual-cab ute stolen from Yallakool Tourist Park at Bjelke-Petersen Dam late on Sunday night.
The vehicle, which has personalised registration plates “Caruana”, has been linked by police to a break-in in the early hours of Monday morning at the Nanango Bowls Club.
It is also possibly linked to other property offences in the Nanango, Kingaroy and Murgon areas.
Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers on 1800-333-000.
UPDATE: The stolen Holden Colorado has been located in Goomeri.
A Hyundai Santa Fe stolen from Coronation Drive in Murgon on Monday has been located near Cherbourg.
The thieves dumped the vehicle and fled on foot.
Police investigations are continuing.
UPDATE October 17: A 15-year-old Murgon boy and a 14-year-old Cherbourg boy have been charged in relation to this incident.