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Police Overnight Crime Wrap – 23 March 2023

Search Warrant, Manunda

Three people were charged yesterday after police executed a search warrant on a Manunda unit.

Around 11 am, officers from the Cairns Tactical Crime Squad executed a search warrant at a Warner Street unit. During the search, it will be alleged officers located clip-seal bags containing a white crystal-like substance that police will allege to be methylamphetamine.

It will be further alleged a small quantity of cannabis and drug utensils were also located. A search of a man was conducted, with officers allegedly finding a knife in the waistband of his shorts.

A 31-year-old Manunda woman was charged with one count each of possessing utensils, failing to take reasonable care and precautions with respect to a syringe or needle and possessing property suspected of having been used in connection with the commission of a crime.

A 31-year-old Mooroobool man was charged with one count of possessing dangerous drugs. Both will appear in Cairns Magistrates Court on April 14. A 26-year-old Manunda man was charged with one count of possession of a knife in a public place. His bail was denied, and he will appear in Cairns Magistrates Court today.

Enter dwelling and commit, Manunda

A 17-year-old Mooroobool boy was arrested and charged yesterday after he was allegedly disturbed during a burglary.

It will be alleged around 1 pm, the occupants of a Newton Street home returned and saw a pushbike on their front lawn. It will be further alleged the boy was seen climbing back over a fence carrying a shirt belonging to them.

The boy allegedly pushed a 31-year-old woman causing her to fall and hurt her wrist as he grabbed his bike and rode off.

Police were called, and an investigation was commenced.

Around 8.30 pm last night, the boy was taken into custody and charged with one count each of entering A dwelling and committing common assault, trespass and stealing. He will appear in Cairns Childrens Court at a later date.

If you have information for the police, contact Policelink by providing information using the suspicious online 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.

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