CRIME: Multiple car thefts were reported in the South Burnett in October.
CRIME: Multiple car thefts were reported in the South Burnett in October.

10 South Burnett crime stories you need to read

OCTOBER proved to be a big month for crime across the South Burnett.

There has been a spate of youth crime, a string of break and enters, and stolen cars.

In addition, Queensland police conducted a massive drug raid across the region and key decisions were made in court cases.

These are 10 crime stories from the region you need to be across.

1. Decision made on overseas witnesses in alleged rape case

IT HAS been a year since rape charges were laid against a South Burnett man. In October the Kingaroy magistrate reached a decision on how 19 witnesses, 15 of whom live overseas, will give evidence in the trial of the 49-year-old Mondure man.

2. NAMED: Drug and unlicensed driving and obstructing police

EVERY time magistrates court is held in the South Burnett residents appear on charges of drink, drug and unlicensed driving. Read about four residents who faced such charges and the sentence they were handed.

3. ‘Nothing is worth a life’ says Murgon’s top cop

CHILDREN held Murgon residents at knifepoint in two separate incidents in October. Murgon officer in charge Senior Sergeant Steven Stewart shares the action the police are taking and how residents can stay safe.

4. DRUG RAID: Burnett police charge 26 people

Operation Romeo Monument targeting drug possession and offences came to a close this month after one final raid across the region.

In a combined effort by Murgon and Kingaroy Criminal Investigation Branch, State Flying Squad and uniformed officers from Yarraman, Blackbutt and Nanango executed 25 search warrants between October 21 and October 23.

5. LOCK UP: Six thefts in Kingaroy across four days

SIX Kingaroy homes were broken into in the space of four days. Kingaroy police are calling on residents to lock up and secure valuables. Find out where the break-ins were, when they happened and what was stolen.

6. Mum lashes out after hearing woman talk about her kids

THE Murgon Magistrate questioned a Cherbourg woman about the example she is setting for her kids after starting a brawl with another woman on the street. Here is the sentence the woman was given and why she started the fight.

7. 'It was frightening’: Dad threatens principal over camp ban

A PROSTON dad left a scathing phone message for a South Burnett principal after his son was excluded from going to camp. The Murgon magistrate labelled the behaviour as “frightening.”

8. Man assaults paramedic in attempt to protect suicidal wife

WHEN the Queensland Ambulance Service attended to a call of a woman contemplating suicide a paramedic was assaulted. Read about the circumstances and the sentence the husband of the patient was given for his actions.

9. Theft on rural properties an ‘issue’ for Blackbutt police

BLACKBUTT police are pleading with residents to ensure they are securing their properties with theft in rural areas an “issue” for police.

10. Controlling behaviour lands Cherbourg man behind bars

THE Murgon magistrate warned a Cherbourg man against trying to control other people when he faced court.

“You cannot try and control women that you are in a relationship with, that is domestic violence,” Magistrate Louisa Pink said.

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