Kingaroy Police want to speak to this man
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May 18, 2020

Kingaroy police have released a security camera image of a man they wish to speak to in relation to the theft of a backpack at Kingaroy Shoppingworld last week.

The man, described as Caucasian with dark hair, was a wearing a dark blue singlet.

Between 2:00pm and 4:00pm last Thursday, a backpack containing a wallet and cash was stolen from from an open shed at the shopping centre.

Anyone who has seen the man should call Crime Stoppers on 1800-333-000 and quote QP2001008579.

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A 26-year-old Ellesmere man has been charged with theft, fraud and the possession of drug utensils after police received a report on Saturday afternoon from a Kingaroy resident that they had dropped an envelope containing cash while shopping.

Police investigations led to the search of a home in Hilltop Drive where they allegedly found the envelope that had contained the cash. It will be further alleged that drug utensils and a new large screen TV were also located.

The man will appear in Kingaroy Magistrates Court on July 27.

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Kingaroy police are also investigating two other property offences which occurred recently:

  • Between 1:00pm and 3:00pm on Friday, thieves entered a carport at house in Bridgeman Parade, Kingaroy. They then stole a handbag containing mobile phones, a wallet, cash and other personal property from a Holden sedan. The phones and handbag were later located on Taylors Road.
  • Police are investigating the theft of four metal chairs from the yard of a Carinya Street, Kingaroy, address on Saturday night.

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  • A 25-year-old Tiaro man will appear in Kingaroy Magistrates Court on September 7 charged with possession of a dangerous drug (amphetamine) after police spoke to him in Edward Street, Kingaroy, at 11:30pm on Thursday.
  • At 2:15pm on Friday, police intercepted a Holden sedan on Youngman Street. A search of the vehicle allegedly resulted in the location of a small quantity of cannabis as well as drug utensils. A 49-year-old Tarong man and a 35-year-old man from Grays Gate will appear in Kingaroy Magistrates Court charged with possessing a dangerous drug and drug utensils.
  • At 1:45am on Sunday, police observed a man allegedly acting suspiciously on a pushbike in Doonkuna Street, Kingaroy. Police followed the man into Gooyong Street where he allegedly tried to hide behind a wheelie bin. A 36-year-old Kingaroy man will appear in Kingaroy Magistrates Court on July 27 charged with failing to dispose of a syringe and possessing a dangerous drug (cannabis).

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Good Order

  • Police were called to business in Markwell Street, Kingaroy, at 3:00pm on Friday after reports of a disturbance. Police located a 44-year-old Kingaroy man who was allegedly being abusive to staff and threatening to cause damage to the office. Police arrested the man after he allegedly ignored requests to settle down. He will appear in Kingaroy Magistrates Court on August 3 charged with a public nuisance offence.

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  • A 23-year-old Kingaroy man will appear in Kingaroy Magistrates Court on July 27 charged with drug driving after police stopped a Mazda sedan in First Avenue, Kingaroy, at 7:50pm on Saturday.
  • A 24-year-old Kingaroy woman will appear in Kingaroy Magistrates Court on July 27 charged with drug driving and possessing drug utensils after police pulled over a Holden hatchback in Fisher Street, Kingaroy, at 9:10pm on Saturday.
  • A 25-year-old Kingaroy man will appear in Kingaroy Magistrates Court on June 29 charged with drug driving after police stopped a Hyundai hatchback in River Road, Kingaroy, at 11:55pm on Saturday.

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Kingaroy Police would like to acknowledge the good behaviour of the majority of residents and businesses during the recent easing of restrictions.

“Although some restrictions are being eased, this is not a time to be complacent,” Officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Dave Tierney said.

“While it has been good to see this positive response, police remind all that it is everyone’s responsibility to understand and listen to the Queensland public health directions and follow them closely.

“Police will continue to patrol public spaces and residential areas to ensure there are no large gatherings and people are following the social-distancing rules.”

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Kingaroy police responded to a variety of incidents between May 11-18 including drug, property, good order, offences against the person and traffic-related offences. They also attended 11 calls related to domestic violence and issued 31 infringement notices for life-endangering traffic offences.

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