Police Gold Coast

Woman carjacked while dropping clothes into charity bin

UPDATE: A WOMAN has been left shaking in shock after being carjacked at Arundel, on the Gold Coast.

The 52-year-old was dropping clothes into a Vinnies charity bin on Allied Drive when it’s alleged a man jumped into her white Mercedes and took off about 4.40pm.

The woman was reportedly knocked to the ground and hit by her own car as the man drove away.

She suffered a minor hip injury and was treated by paramedics at the scene for shock.

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Police have swooped on the area in the hunt for the woman’s attacker, who is described only as being Islander in appearance, tall and having a solid build.

Anyone with any information that could assist police with their investigation is urged to come forward and call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

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Woman admits drinking ‘four bottles of vodka’ before driving to medical centre for blood test

A GOLD Coast woman who admitted to drinking ‘four bottles of vodka’ before driving to her local medical centre for a blood-test has been banned from driving for two years.

Simone Lynette Stark, 46, was arrested back in May after driving to a medical centre in Paradise Point with six times the legal amount of alcohol in her system.

Stark appeared in Southport Magistrates Court on Wednesday where she pleaded guilty to driving with a blood-alcohol content of 0.308 per cent.

At the time of her arrest on May 2, Stark told police she drank “four large bottles of vodka” at the Runaway Bay Leagues Club before driving to the medical centre around 12pm, News Corp reports.

Staff at the medical centre phoned police who arrived to find Stark trying to get back into her car.

The court heard the 46-year-old woman was convicted of a similar drink driving offence in 2013 and, more recently, had been diagnosed with depression and anxiety.

Stark was sentenced to 100 hours of community service and was disqualified from driving for two years.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Man watches live from smart phone as thieves rob his home

POLICE have released images of two men wanted over a break and enter at Helensvale last month.

It’s alleged four men forced their way inside a shed at the back of a property that was under construction on Amazon Circuit around 4.20am on June 30.

Little did the thieves know, their every move was being live-streamed back to the property owner’s mobile phone. The 37-year-old man was in Mackay, more than 1000km away at the time.

Police said the homeowner was notified via a security alert on his mobile phone and watched the burglary unfold in real-time via surveillance cameras mounted at the construction site.

In a statement, police said the thieves allegedly stole a number of items, including the surveillance cameras, solar panels and a modem, before relocating to another address to smoke drugs.

(Source: Queensland Police)

(Source: Queensland Police)

(Source: Queensland Police)

Following investigations, police arrested a 29-year-old man at a house at Gaven on July 5.

The man has since been charged with three counts of receiving tainted property, two counts of stealing and one count each entering a premises, possessing suspected stolen property, possessing a restricted item, possessing a weapon.

He is scheduled to appear at the Southport Magistrates Court tomorrow, Thursday July 19.

Police urge anyone who has information regarding the identity or whereabouts of the two men pictured to come forward and call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

The first man is described as being European in appearance and aged in his 30s with short brown hair and fluorescent green ‘spacers’ in his earlobes. It appears he has a diamond tattoo on his neck.

He was wearing a white baseball cap, a dark blue long-sleeve jumper with “LA” emblazoned on the front with white letting and a red bag at the time of the incident.

The second man is described as being Caucasian in appearance and aged in his 30s with a lean build, short brown hair and blue eyes. He was wearing a blue hooded jacket at the time of the incident.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Man caught with flashlight stun guns in Gold Coast raid

A MAN has been charged with a number of weapons and drugs offences after he was allegedly caught with several stun guns and a stash of restricted prescription meds in a raid on the Gold Coast.

Acting on information supplied by members of the public, officers from the city’s RAP squad stormed the man’s Waranga Way home at Coombabah and searched the property on Tuesday night.

In a statement on Wednesday afternoon, Gold Coast Police said officers found four “taser torch devices” and a stash of Viagra and opiate pain medicine, Tramadol, during the search.

(Source: Queensland Police)

A 47-year-old man was arrested and has been charged with two counts of unlawful possession of a restricted drug and one count each of unlawful possession of weapons and possess utensil/pipes.

(Source: Queensland Police)

(Source: Queensland Police)

The man is due to face Southport Magistrates Court on August 27.

Officer in charge of Gold Coast Rapid Action Patrol Senior Sergeant Mat Kelly said information from the public is an essential tool for policing.

“Here we have a situation where a number of dangerous weapons have been removed from the street directly from information supplied to police,” said Senior Sergeant Kelly.

“The public are our eyes and ears and do help police to identify and solve crimes.”

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Suspected stolen jewellery found at Gold Coast pawnbroker

POLICE are hoping to reunite some jewellery suspected of being stolen from a home on the Gold Coast with its rightful owners.

The items were found at a pawnbroker’s on the Gold Coast around May 27 this year.

Police suspect they were stolen, possibly from the Gold Coast area, on or before May 25.

One item is a men’s yellow gold square faced dress ring featuring a rub-over solitaire diamond overlaying the face of the ring with diamonds down the sides of the ring.

The other item is a gold coloured sovereign pendant.

If you recognise these items, or have any information about who they may belong to, you’re being urged to contact police.

Officers say proof of ownership, such as photographs, may be required to claim the jewellery.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.