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Man fined for being aggressive at RBT, hiker rescued on Mt Greville: Police Report

In custody on assault charges

A Boonah man, 46, will appear before the Ipswich Magistrates Court after being charged with assault occasioning bodily harm to a 64-year-old woman on July 27. The man was remanded in custody to appear on August 5.  

Charged with possession

A Boonah man, 28, will appear before Court after being charged with possession of a utensil that had been used to smoke a dangerous drug. In the early hours of July 28, police found a man walking in Boonah and a search of his possessions revealed a glass pipe that had been used to smoke methamphetamine. He is due to appear in Court in August.

Aggressive behaviour leads to fines

A Boonah man, 48, was issued a number of infringement notices for causing a public nuisance and obstructing police, on Saturday. 

Police were conducting a static RBT site in Boonah, when the man approached them in an aggressive manner, swearing and shouting loudly. 

The man was highly intoxicated, and his behaviour caused members of the public to feel threatened. 

Police were forced to abandon their RBT site and deal with the situation.  

Search and rescue on Mt Greville

An extensive search and rescue operation under dangerous conditions, located a hiker who was lost on Mt Greville, on Friday night.

Boonah Police Sgt Peter Boyce said the 25-year-old Brisbane man contacted police after he walked off the track near the summit of the mountain and became lost.

“Police tasked the SES with a dangerous night time rescue which took more than 10 hours to successfully complete,” Sgt Boyce reported. 

“We would like to thank and acknowledge the efforts of the SES members who endured a long night assisting the man down the mountain.” 

Sgt Boyce added that he wanted to remind everyone to be prepared, allow plenty of time and know your limitations in the outdoors. 

Covid-19 restrictions

Police are very pleased with the continued compliance of our communities towards the directions being issued by Queensland’s Chief Health Officer.  

“In meeting these restrictions, you are helping prevent the spread of the virus and protecting the most vulnerable members of our community,” Sgt Boyce said.  

“People need to continue to conform with their Covid-19 personal responsibilities.”

Harrisville Counter – unexpected closures

Unfortunately, regular counter hours will not be maintained at Boonah and Harrisville Station in forthcoming weeks due to unplanned leave. The Officers in Charge of these stations apologises for any inconvenience caused. Should you need to speak with an officer from any station please contact Policelink on 131 444 or email the station requesting contact. If you are trying to report an offence that is occurring at the time or an emergency ring ‘000’.

Station email addresses are: Boonah – Boonah.Station@police.qld.gov.au - Harrisville.Station@police.qld.gov.au - Kalbar.Station@police.qld.gov.au

Kalbar Station Front Counter Hours

The Station is open on Wednesdays between 8am - 12pm. Anyone wishing to speak with Senior Constable Piper outside those hours is requested to contact Kalbar Station via phone and make an appointment.