Logan Village Yarrabilba Police News For October


As we move into Spring, it’s a great time to open your windows and doors to your home and get outside to enjoy Queensland’s fantastic weather.

With this in mind, we also need to ensure we maintain our home and vehicle security. In the past few month’s we have seen a number of reported burglary offences in Yarrabilba and Logan Village. House breaking and vehicle theft is one of the most common crimes and can occur at any time of the day or night.

This is a reminder, we can take steps to reduce identified risk areas in your home and with your vehicle to reduce the likelihood of becoming a victim of crime or a repeat victim of crime.

Offenders have entered homes and vehicles through closed but unlocked doors and windows often whilst occupants were home. Crime prevention and community safety is everyone’s responsibility.

What You Can Do –
Homes –
• Lock your windows, doors, garage and secure windows even whilst at home
• Lock internal doors from the garage to the house
• Install finger guards on security doors that are not always key locked
• Do not leave keys, wallets, phones, jewellery in plain sight
• Install key operated locks, security grills on windows and dead locks on doors
• Install padlocks on gates to the back yard
• Install and activate an alarm

Vehicles –
• Always lock your vehicle
• Park your vehicle in a well lit and highly visible area
• Don’t hide spare keys on the vehicle
• Remove or place out of sight all valuables and personnel documents
• Wherever possible use off street parking or secure parking
• Consider the following to help protect your vehicle: car alarm, engine immobiliser, ignition shield and steering wheel locks

You can assist police by providing a good description of anyone you see committing a crime or acting suspiciously. If you witness suspicious activity at any time, contact your local police or dial triple zero 000 in the event of an emergency. For non-urgent police matters think Policelink and call 131444. If you have information about these offences report it anonymously
to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Spring Break Road Safety Message
The September and October school holiday period is traditionally a busy time on the roadways as families take advantage of warmer spring temperatures, travelling to there favourite holiday destinations. These busy road conditions will be amplified this year with current Covid travel restrictions. Logan District police are urging members of the community to drive sensibility and responsibly during this period.

Officers from Logan Village Yarrabilba Police station will continue to be committed to road safety conducting roadside drug and alcohol testing, detecting speed related offences, observing and targeting drivers using mobile phones, identifying and intervening to prevent fatigue related offences and ensuring drivers are wearing there seatbelts.

In the past few weeks, the police from Logan Village Yarrabilba Police Station have detected a number of high end traffic offences in the Logan Village policing area, this includes a local man from Yarrabilba who was detected drink driving with a midrange limit of BAC 0.108 and another male living in a nearby suburb of Buccan was charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle in Buccan.

These drivers were charged and required to appear before a Magistrates court. There has also been numerous speeding offences detected including a male driver from Cedar Vale detected doing 115km/hr in 60km/hr zone in Logan Village, this man was issued a $1286 fine and is subject to a six-month driver’s licence suspension.

Traffic Enforcement – Any Time, Any Where!
Back to school enforcement operations will be conducted at the end of the school break and police will be out to ensure the safety of the town’s children as they enter into the last term of the school period. Please continue to remain safe and put road safety first, every trip, every time.

Until next time, keep safe!

By Nathan BOOTH – OIC Sergeant
Logan Village Yarrabilba Police Station