Police investigate Real Estate scam

By Shirley Higgins Croft. Police are investigating a string of property scams that have fleeced North Queensland residents of hundreds of millions of dollars. Senior Sergeant Carolyn Burnham of the Real Estate Division of Cairns Police held a press conference today at Fratelli’s restaurant on Vasey Esplanade. “There have been seven documented cases of propertiesContinue reading “Police investigate Real Estate scam”

Dead man found on Earl Hill named

By Allan Povah. Police have released the name of the man found dead on the north side of Earl Hill earlier in the week. He is Trent Copeley, 19, of Trinity Park. Police initially engaged the public to contact them if they knew a “jowly, tatted, mulleted, fairly ugly” man in the Northern Beaches areaContinue reading “Dead man found on Earl Hill named”

Man dies on Earl Hill

By Murray Murchison. A man has been found dead on the northern side of Earl Hill (above), just metres away from the affluent Tari Place precinct of Trinity Beach. Senior Sergeant Benedict Griffin of the Smithfield Branch fronted a press conference at the Bangkok Rose restaurant on Trinity Beach Road this evening and announced thatContinue reading “Man dies on Earl Hill”

Reward offered for excrement offender

By Allan Povah The DDCCH are offering a reward of 500,000 pesos for information that leads to the arrest of a canine wanted for several shitting offences across Cairns and the northern beaches over the last few weeks. The animal, pictured above, answers to the name “Monty” and was last seen on 2 November defecatingContinue reading “Reward offered for excrement offender”

Police puzzled by pooped pigeons

By Allan Povah Wildlife carers and pigeon fanciers in the capital have become increasingly concerned about the number of pigeons that have recently been found either dead or nearly-dead from apparent over-exertion. So far there have been thirteen affected birds found in the greater Townsville area, and autopsy reports, whilst unable to determine a specificContinue reading “Police puzzled by pooped pigeons”

Arrests made: Flock finally finished?

By Allan Povah Three youths (pictured above in the Machans divvy van) have been arrested by police in connection with a spate of incidents over the Cairns area over the last few months. The young men, who can’t be named as they are under-age, are expected to be charged with various criminal offences, including breakingContinue reading “Arrests made: Flock finally finished?”

Cassowary steals cookie

By Kimberley Schloss Police are seeking witnesses who may have been in the vicinity of the Subway outlet at North Cairns (above) last night for help in their investigations into a feathery flock of sandwich thieves who have been operating in the area. It has been alleged by part-time sandwich artist Tea Gundersen, 19, of Mooroobool,Continue reading “Cassowary steals cookie”

Iconic termite mound desecrated

By Allan Povah Police have asked for any information the public might have on what they described as a desecration of “Mister Big Boy”, an iconic termite mound east of Speewah. According to Senior Sergeant Cameron Gibbons of Mareeba Police,  the popular monument is estimated to have been vandalized within the last three days byContinue reading “Iconic termite mound desecrated”