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Innisfail Police Cracking Down on Antisocial Behaviour

With an increase in disorderly behaviour and liquor-related offences in the Innisfail CBD and surrounding parks in recent months, Innisfail police conducted an operation to combat antisocial behaviour. 

Operation ‘Dry Tropics’ ran from January 20 to February 20. 

The operation aimed to disrupt disorderly street offences, property offences, offences against persons and related traffic offences. Officers conducted high visibility patrols at targeted specific times during the month, conveying that this sort of behaviour will not be tolerated. 

Police recorded more than 217 interactions with members of the public related to the operation. Officers issued six liquor infringement notices and four traffic infringement notices.

Twenty-four charges are pending court appearances relating to offences from the Liquor ActDrug Misuse ActBail ActPolice Powers and Responsibilities ActSummary Offences ActDomestic and Family Violence Act and the Waste Management Act. Over 156 litres of alcohol was tipped out during the operation.

Acting Senior Sergeant Mark Cini said the operation aimed to maintain a safe environment in and around Innisfail’s public areas. 

“We want to ensure everyone can enjoy Innisfail,” Acting Senior Sergeant Cini said. 

“There was a lot of good work done by the officers, and similar operations will continue to be run in the future.”

If you have information for the police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting.

Report crime information anonymously via Crime Stoppers. Call 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestoppersqld.com.au.

Recent police reports are available here

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