Community & Business

7 September, 2022

Men charged over break-in

FOUR men will face charges related to a break-in at Canopus Circuit, Atherton.

Men charged over break-in - feature photo

Police say that around 3.30am on 26 August, the four men allegedly attempted to gain entry to an Atherton residence and stole tools from the carport area of the address.

Police responded to the attempted break and enter, and inquiries led officers to an Armstrong Street address, where they located the four men.

When officers conducted a search of the house and vehicles, they allegedly located a power tool reported stolen in the tray of the vehicle, along with traffic control signs and supports.

Inside the vehicle, they located a metal bar, a number of large knives, a number of stolen Queensland registration plates, two axes and a Makita brushless hammer drill reported stolen.

Inside the house, officers located a sawnoff .22 calibre rifle, ammunition, material alleged to be cannabis, drug paraphernalia, and property suspected of being stolen in-cluding welding equipment.

Two 30-year-old Cairns men, one 30-year-old Innisfail man and one 35-year-old Cairns man were transported to Mareeba Watchhouse and charged with a number of property offences.

They will be held in custody to appear at the Mareeba Magistrates Court on 17 October.


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