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Police Overnight Crime Wrap – 23 February 2023

Common Assault, Westcourt

Police have charged a man with assault following an incident in Westcourt yesterday.

At approximately 12.30 pm, officers were called to reports of a disturbance at a restaurant where a man had allegedly made threatening gestures towards patrons with a metal object.

Upon arrival, police arrested the man without incident.

The 27-year-old Cairns man was charged with one count each of common assault and wilful damage. He was denied police bail and is expected to appear in Cairns Magistrates Court today.

Serious assault police, Mooroobool

Police have charged a Westcourt woman with serious assault police following an incident in Mooroobool this morning.

At approximately 12.30 am, police were called to reports of a disturbance along Swallow Street. Upon arrival, police located a 24-year-old woman who allegedly threw a small knife into nearby bushes.

Officers conducted a search of the woman, during which the woman allegedly spat on one of the officers. She was arrested and has since been charged with three offences, including possessing a knife in a public place, obstructing police and serious assault police.

She is expected to appear today in the Cairns Magistrates Court.

Unlawful use of motor vehicle, Manunda

Police charged a teenage boy in relation to an alleged stolen vehicle incident in Manunda yesterday, February 22.

It will be alleged a white Honda was stolen from a Redlynch home on February 18. The vehicle appeared in images on social media pages several times. Police identified a 14-year-old Gordonvale boy as an alleged passenger. Around 9.30 am yesterday, officers attended a Gordonvale address where they located and arrested the boy.

He has been charged with two counts of unlawful motor vehicle use. He was denied police bail and is expected to appear in Cairns Childrens Court. Investigations are continuing.

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.

To read previous Police Crime Wraps, click here.

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