Wednesday, January 24, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life


Two Stolen Cars Located

Shortly after 11:00pm on January 20 someone gained entry into a home on Rudd Street in Rural View possibly through a doggie door propped open at the laundry.

Once inside the home car keys have been stolen from the hallway.

The keys were used to steal an Isuzu D-Max dual cab which was parked in the driveway.

The stolen car was found abandoned at 1:00pm on January 21 at Walkerston Homebush Road in Walkerston. There was some minor panel damage seen on the car at this time.

The Isuzu has been seized and will be forensically examined by police.

Anyone with information linked to this incident is encouraged to contact police as soon as possible. Police report number QP2400115159.

Between 2:30pm and 11:55pm on January 19 someone gained entry into a home on Nebo Road in West Mackay by unknown means and stole car keys from inside.

The keys were used to steal a red coloured 2015 model Mazda 6 sedan from the address.

The stolen Mazda 6 was later found at about 11:57pm with the rear of the car on fire in George Street, South Mackay

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) attended and extinguished the fire. Nobody was injured as a result of the fire.

Anyone with information about either the break in and car theft or the car fire itself is encouraged to contact police as soon as possible quoting QP2400109687.

19-Year-Old Charged With Assault

A 19-year-old male resident of Mount Pleasant has been arrested and charged following an alleged incident at 11:45pm on January 19 at Michener Court, West Mackay.

It's alleged that following an incident that occurred while the 19-year-old and the 18-year-old male victim were driving on the Ring Road that a confrontation happened on Michener Court shortly afterwards in West Mackay.

During the course of the altercation, it's alleged the 19-year-old has struck the 18-year-old with a wooden club to the hand causing a minor injury.

Police were contacted and spoke with the victim at the Mackay Base Hospital.

Police shortly after found the 19-year-old male in his vehicle and he was arrested and charged with assault occasioning bodily harm whilst armed and failing to be properly supervised whilst driving on a learner’s permit.

He will appear in the Mackay Magistrates Court on February 6 to have the matters heard.

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