Morning Round up third editionSuspicious fire, Rockhampton; Unlawful wounding, Mount Isa; Police officer bitten during arrest, Kingston; Robbery with Violence, Townsville; Attempted rape, Townsville.
Suspicious fire, Rockhampton: Police are seeking public assistance to identify the culprits for a suspicious fire around 3am today at a Primary School on Farm Street, Rockhampton. Initial inquiries indicate that unknown persons has set alight a 9 kg gas bottle placed inside a wheelie bin next to the school. The school building was moderately damaged before being extinguished by QFRS. Police believe that those responsible also set alight two other bins in a similar way in surrounding streets. Police would like to remind the public that this is a dangerous practice and could result in serious injuries.
Unlawful wounding, Mount Isa: A 45-year-old Mount Isa woman has been charged with unlawful wounding following an incident in the early hours of Sunday morning. Around 4am the woman allegedly stabbed a man at a Flynn Street residence. She is due to appear in the Mount Isa Magistrates Court on May 18.
Police officer bitten during arrest, Kingston: A 26-year-old man has been charged with a string of offences following an alleged incident on Augustus Street, Kingston around 9pm yesterday. Police responded to calls alleging a man was damaging cars in the street with a bar. Police were allegedly met there by an aggressive and uncooperative man and a violent struggle has ensued as police attempted to take him into custody. Police have used oleoresin capsicum spray on the man in an attempt to restrain him. During the struggle the man allegedly bit an officer on the finger. The man was arrested with the help of other officers. The Kingston man was charged with two counts of willful damage and one count each of serious assault police, obstruct police and public nuisance. The man will appear today at the Beenleigh Magistrates Court.
Robbery with Violence, Townsville: Three men will face court in the morning after an incident in Townsville last night. It is alleged the men approached two victims in Flinders Street Mall around 7pm and demanded personal property. It is further alleged the male victims, aged 18 and 19-years-old were struck in the face several times suffering a cut and bruising. The men, two aged 21 and an 18-year-old have been charged with one count each of attempted robbery with violence in company and robbery with violence in company. The three have remanded in custody to appear in the Townsville Magistrates Court tomorrow.
Attempted rape, Townsville: A 42-year-old Palm Island man has been arrested following an incident in Townsville in the early hours of May 2. It is alleged the man forced a 36-year-old woman into the old railway yards on Flinders Street around 5.30am. The man allegedly struck the woman in the face and threatened to harm her further if she wasn’t quiet. The woman pushed the man away and ran from the scene. Police have charged the man with assault with intent to rape. He has been remanded in custody to appear in the Townsville Magistrates Court tomorrow.
Anyone with information which could assist police with their investigations should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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