CRACKDOWN: 27 charged with 88 offences. Pic: Supplied
CRACKDOWN: 27 charged with 88 offences. Pic: Supplied

Police crackdown: 27 arrested for property crime

LOCAL police have initiated a massive crackdown on property crime in Chinchilla charging 27 people with more than 88 offences as part of Operation Sierra Processor.

As a result of Operation Sierra Processor, 27 people have been charged with 88 offences including;

  • 17 x unlawful use of a motor vehicle
  • 13 x burglary
  • 2 x break and enter
  • 6 x receiving tainted property
  • 1 x unlawful entry of a motor vehicle
  • 8 x driving without a licence
  • 1 x evade police
  • 11 x drug offences

During the operation, speed cameras were also deployed across Chinchilla and Dalby areas resulting in 52 traffic infringement notices.

Southern Regional Crime Coordinator, Detective Acting Superintendent Mat Kelly said this is a great result for the Chinchilla community and local police.

“Information gleaned from the community has assisted in this outstanding result. Local police will continue to disrupt and dismantle property crime and drug supply networks across the South West District to deter any criminal behaviour,” he said.

Among those arrested included a 15-year-old boy from Wilsonton Heights who has charged with 13 offences.

The 15-year-olds offences are as follows; six counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, one count each of burglary and commit indictable offence, receiving tainted property, possess tainted property, driving a motor vehicle without a licence, enter premises with intent and evasion type 1 offence.

It is alleged that between February and March the boy was involved in the theft of multiple vehicles from residences in Chinchilla, Glenvale and Harristown as well as number of burglaries.

Police continue to urge members of the community to report any suspicious behaviour within their community.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via 24hrs per day.