Secure Your Homes & Vehicles …
Over the past month police have seen a small increase in the number of burglary offences and vehicle theft in the Logan Village and Yarrabilba area. This is reminder for members of the community to continue taking action to reduce the opportunity of being a victim of crime, this can be as simple as securing your homes and vehicles.
Another crime prevention strategy is the community camera alliance program. This initiative aims to promote the relationship between the community and the QPS by encouraging registration of CCTV systems to prevent crime and make the community safer.
CCTV has become a crucial investigative tool in modern policing. CCTV footage holdings are regularly used to investigate and solve often serious crimes and are invaluable when used as evidence.
Historically, investigators have benefited from CCTV systems in business or commercial premises. Recent advancements in technology, affordability and accessibility have resulted in more people choosing to utilise CCTV at their homes for safety and security.
Knowing the location of established CCTV systems within the community will maximise the efficiency of investigative resources and minimise the loss of potential evidence. Locating cameras can be time-consuming and resource-intensive but it is crucial, particularly in serious investigations.
All you need to do is to complete the registration form and your voluntary registration will be stored in an existing secure database named QPRIME which is utilised and solely accessed by members of the QPS.
Crime prevention and community safety is everyone’s responsibility so please continue to secure your homes and vehicles.
You can also 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.
Part of National Road Safety Week (NRSW) in the month of May, the team from Logan Village Yarrabilba were out and about showing high visibility police presence with traffic enforcement targeting 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 their seat belts.
Police are urging members of the community to drive sensible and responsible as we move forward.
In the past month, the police from Logan Village Yarrabilba Police Station and Logan Highway Patrol Unit have detected two drink drivers and six drug drivers with a relevant drug in their saliva, in the Logan Village and Yarrabilba area. Two drink drivers detected, one driver from Logan Reserve was detected with a reading of .150%, three times the legal limit and another driver from Ormeau failed to supply a specimen of breath. Three of the drug drivers were from the local area. These drivers were charged and required to appear before the Beaudesert Magistrates court.
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drug is dangerous and can significantly reduce your ability to maintain safe control of your vehicle and puts other road users at risk.
Police stress the importance of organising a designated driver or finding alternate transport. If a mate, family friend or anyone is going to drink and drive, ‘Call them Out’.
Traffic Enforcement – Any time, Any Where
If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting.
You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.