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Qld police lay further charges over farm trespass incidents

Beef Central, 05/08/2020

QUEENSLAND Police have charged a further six people involved in trespassing incidents at agricultural locations at Pittsworth and Warwick last year.

As part of Operation Romeo Ruck, detectives from Toowoomba and Forest Hill units of the Major and Organised Crime Squad (Rural) attended several addresses across South East Queensland on Monday and Tuesday (August 3-4).

They charged six people with 11 offences, including:

  • A 30-year-old Everton Park man with two counts of enter with intent to commit indictable offence (Stealing) due to appear at Toowoomba Magistrates Court on August 31.
  • A 23-year-old Everton Park woman with one count of enter and commit indictable offence (stealing) due to appear due to appear at Toowoomba Magistrates on August 31.
  • A 23-year-old Black Mountain man with one count of enter and commit indictable offence (stealing) and two counts of enter with intent to commit indictable offence (stealing) due to appear at Toowoomba Magistrates Court on August 24.
  • A 22-year-old Tweed Heads woman with one count of enter with intent to commit indictable offence (stealing) and one count of shop stealing due to appear at Coolangatta Magistrates Court on August 7.
  • A 28-year-old Nudgee woman with one count of enter with intent to commit indictable offence (stealing) due to appear at Brisbane Magistrates Court on August 24.
  • A 24-year-old Currumbin woman with one count of possess tainted property and one count shop stealing due to appear at Coolangatta Magistrates Court on August 24.

The charges relate to the unlawful entry and theft of piglets from a piggery at Pittsworth in November 2019 and the unlawful entry and theft of chickens from an egg production facility at Warwick from December 2018 over a six-month period.

A total of 11 people have been charged for these incidents to date with investigations continuing.

“These outcomes demonstrate the ongoing commitment by the squad to the primary production industry, particularly to ensure the integrity of the supply chain and maintain its biosecurity,” Detective Inspector Troy Pukallus of MOCS (Rural) said.

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.

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Comments

  1. Tina Wilson, 07/08/2020

    Nice story to see rural businesses being supported, not undermined by stupidity. Well done MOCS (Rural), which I presume is the current equivalent of the old Stock Squad.

  2. Peter Dunn, 05/08/2020

    Well done MOCS (Rural)

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