During April 2013 there were 3323 calls to the Crime Stoppers hotline, resulting in the generation of 1804 information reports which were forwarded to local police for information or investigation. Results reported back to Crime Stoppers during this month for previous information reports consist of:-
• 118 people were arrested on 305 charges
• Drugs valued at $654,078.00 were seized
Some of the successful investigations were:
Police Officers attached to the Mackay District Tactical Crime Squad received information from Crime Stoppers in relation to drug activity. As a result Police executed a search warrant, locating a large amount of cannabis and drug related property. One male person was arrested and charged in relation to production and possession of dangerous drugs.
Total Value of Drugs Seized: $73 703.00
One male person was arrested and charged with Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle after information was received from Crime Stoppers which assisted officers from Kirwan Criminal Investigation Branch identify and locate the offender.
Upon receiving information from Crime Stoppers regarding drug cultivation, Police from the Maryborough Cultivated Drug & Tactical Unit executed a search warrant resulting in three male persons being arrested and charged with Production of Dangerous Drugs, Possession of Dangerous Drugs and Weapon related offences.
Total Value of Drugs Seized: $411 692.00
Police Officers attached to the Laidley Child Protection Investigation Unit received information from Crime Stoppers regarding child pornography related offences. As a result Police executed a search warrant. One male person was arrested and charged with Adult Use a carriage service to access child pornography material.
Crime Stoppers provided information which assisted Police Officers at Southport Station execute a search warrant in relation to drug offences. As a result one male person was arrested and charged in relation to Production of Dangerous Drugs, Possession of Dangerous Drugs and Possess Drug Related Utensils.
Total Value of Drugs Seized: $16 625.00