Thursday, January 18, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Water Police Make Historic Arrest

Whitsunday Water Police have made an impressive arrest at Peter Faust Dam during the first week of January.

Patrolling the waters to ensure the safety of every individual, including vessel operators, swimmers, fishers and jet-ski operators, water police intercepted a male operating an unregistered vessel.

However, Water Police uncovered a bigger mystery.

The male had fled the state approximately 26 years ago, in an alleged attempt to avoid an arrest warrant.

He had returned to Queensland to complete a holiday at Peter Faust Dam and was arrested finally.

Police allege the male was wanted on a warrant for failure to appear in court 26 years ago, on unrelated minor drug charged.

The now 51-year-old man was arrested and is expected to appear at Mount Isa Magistrates Court at a later date.

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