No delays for rainy days, Townsville police operation
The wet weather hasn’t dampened South Townsville police beat’s commitment to a high visibility policing operation targeting anti social behavior in the Townsville CBD and surrounds.
Officer in Charge of Townsville Police Station, Senior Sergeant Tony Melrose congratulated the beat on a convincing conclusion to the four-week operation, code named Atom 2, which didn’t let up despite 15 days of rain.
“The charging of 253 people showed that Townsville police remain committed to providing a high visibility presence to promote positive open spaces for the benefit of all community members,” Senior Sergeant Melrose said.
“The operation in the South Townsville, Strand and Townsville inner city area was in addition to the increased policing presence associated within the Townsville declared Drink Safe Precinct.”
Senior Sergeant Melrose said the operation results did not relate at all to the Townsville nightclub precinct.
Many of the 253 offenders were charged with multiple offences including 79 public nuisance offences, 124 consume liquor in a public place, 16 assault/obstruct police, four trespassing and nine possess dangerous drugs, and 20 people were detained for drunkenness.
It wasn’t only the rain which poured down during operation Atom 2, police also seized and tipped over 200 litres of alcohol.
All persons charged were either arrested or issued with Notices to Appear in the Townsville Magistrates court during December 2010 and January 2011.
Anyone with information which could assist police with their investigations should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.
Crime Stoppers is a charitable community volunteer organisation working in partnership with the Queensland Police Service.
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