January 2020

Published a story 23rd Jan 2020 3:17 PM

A HIGH range drink driver was disqualified from driving for 10 months in Gladstone Magistrates Court this week.

DRINK DRIVERS: 6 motorists front Gladstone court

A HIGH range drink driver was disqualified from driving for 10 months in Gladstone Magistrates Court this week.

Published a story 21st Jan 2020 9:53 AM

Troy William Henderson’s final question to a magistrate after he was sentenced in court was whether he could get his beloved thongs back from the watch-house.

Thief wants his thongs back from watch-house

Troy William Henderson’s final question to a magistrate after he was sentenced in court was whether he could get his beloved thongs back from the watch-house.

Published a story 20th Jan 2020 5:11 PM

A THIEF’S guilty conscious got the better of him when the Gladstone man decided to return to the victim’s home and give back the items he stole.

‘Brazen’ thief returns to victim’s home to give back haul

A THIEF’S guilty conscious got the better of him when the Gladstone man decided to return to the victim’s home and give back the items he stole.

Published a story 19th Jan 2020 12:51 PM

POLICE are urging business owners to check money notes after a woman was handed counterfeit cash at Agnes Water markets last week.

FAKE CASH: Business owners warned to check customer money

POLICE are urging business owners to check money notes after a woman was handed counterfeit cash at Agnes Water markets last week.

Published a story 19th Jan 2020 9:51 AM

A GLADSTONE man said he had no idea the ‘Chinese happy seeds’ he bought from a website were drugs, a court was told.

Man, 61, fronts court for bizarre Wish.com purchase

A GLADSTONE man said he had no idea the ‘Chinese happy seeds’ he bought from a website were drugs, a court was told.

Published a story 19th Jan 2020 9:47 AM

A GLADSTONE mum has been fined $950 for the two marijuana plants she had been caring for at her home.

Mum fined $950 for marijuana plants

A GLADSTONE mum has been fined $950 for the two marijuana plants she had been caring for at her home.

Published a story 19th Jan 2020 9:29 AM

The 19-year-old woman threw her dirnk in his face before pushing him backwards by his throat and punching him four times in the head.

‘Very stupid’: Woman, 19 brutally assaults man at nightclub

The 19-year-old woman threw her dirnk in his face before pushing him backwards by his throat and punching him four times in the head.

Published a story 19th Jan 2020 8:42 AM

A GLADSTONE man has been charged with more than 50 offences after a crime spree involving several stolen credit cards, break and enters and fraud.

Man spent $5000 on food and clothes with stolen card: police

A GLADSTONE man has been charged with more than 50 offences after a crime spree involving several stolen credit cards, break and enters and fraud.

Published a story 18th Jan 2020 9:00 AM

A “TRULY unique” Agnes Water home will go up for auction next month and is sure to attract interest for its vibrant and colourful design.

HOT PROPERTY: Rainbow home up for auction

A “TRULY unique” Agnes Water home will go up for auction next month and is sure to attract interest for its vibrant and colourful design.

Published a story 15th Jan 2020 12:47 PM

A VEHICLE that came to a “screeching halt” in a parking lot caught the attention of nearby police and after an RBT, landed the driver in court.

Drink driver caught when car came to ‘screeching halt’

A VEHICLE that came to a “screeching halt” in a parking lot caught the attention of nearby police and after an RBT, landed the driver in court.

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Sarah began writing in 2014 and for The Observer in 2015. She left the region in 2017 for a reporting stint at the Sunshine Coast and returned to her hometown one year later. From day one she has had a keen interest in police, court and crime reporting.