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Police Tablelands Crime Wrap – 14 March 2023

Youths charged, Mareeba

Around 7.30 pm on Saturday, March 11, officers observed what appeared to be a disturbance in the refuge island area of Byrnes Street. Officers observed a 19-year-old Mareeba woman running across the road chasing another woman.

Officers spoke with the woman and advised her she was under arrest for public nuisance. During the arrest, she became agitated and non-compliant, and the group with her began abusing and threatening officers. 

While placing the 19-year-old woman into the police vehicle, a 16-year-old Mareeba girl threw a Bluetooth speaker, striking one officer in the back of the head.

The 19-year-old woman was charged with committing public nuisance, assaulting police and wilful damage. She is scheduled to appear at the Mareeba Magistrates Court on March 27. The 16-year-old girl was charged with assault occasioning bodily harm. She is scheduled to appear at the Mareeba Children’s Court at a later date. 

Assault charges, Atherton

A 38-year-old Papua New Guinea man was charged with one count each of assault occasioning bodily harm, domestic violence offence, choking suffocation, strangulation domestic relationship, and unlawful stalking.

On Saturday, March 11, the man and a woman were drinking with family members at another address when he became jealous of her talking to family members.

Police were called to an Alice Street address around 10.30 pm Saturday night in relation to a disturbance.

It will be alleged the man approached the woman who was visiting the address and started to swear at her.

It will be further alleged he attended her home address uninvited on several occasions, and she received a large volume of unwanted phone calls. He is scheduled to appear at the Mareeba Magistrates Court today.

High-range drink driver, Mareeba

Officers intercepted a 50-year-old Highgate Hill woman on Byrnes Street around 8.30 pm on Saturday night for failing to stop at a stop sign.

As a result of a breath test, she was transported to Mareeba Police Station for further testing.

It will be alleged she returned a reading of 0.157 per cent BAC. 

Her licence was suspended, and she is scheduled to appear at the Mareeba Magistrates on March 27, charged with high range drink driving.

She was also issued a $431 traffic infringement notice for failing to stop at a stop sign.

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.

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic and family violence, you should report it to police.

Support and counselling is available from the following agencies:

More information is also available from the Queensland Government Domestic and Family Violence portal.

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