Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Blackwater's Crime Wave

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Blackwater's Crime Wave

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BRAZEN thieves have allegedly stolen a 60-litre Engel fridge from the back of a ute in a Blackwater mine.

Between February 9 and 10, the fridge was taken from a Banksia Camp vehicle at Blackwater's Curragh Mine.

Investigations are continuing and police are appealing to anyone with information to come forward.

This incident is among a string of crimes to occur in the mine town in the last week.

On February 9, it is alleged a break and enter occurred at a business on Evans St, Blackwater. As a result of information from the public and police investigations, a 14-year-old male has been charged with one count of enter premises with intent to commit an indictable offence.

On February 11, it is alleged that two windows were damaged at an address on Oliffe St, Blackwater. Police have charged 25-year-old man with one count of public nuisance and one count of wilful damage. He will be required to appear in Blackwater Magistrates Court on February 17 in relation to these offences. …

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