Police Beat

With Senior Constable Susan Lowndes, Beerwah Police Station

Holiday home safety

I’m sure many people are looking forward to getting away over the school holidays. While break-ins into homes are not a regular occurrence in the Beerwah Division it’s always best to be security conscious and especially so if you are going away for an extended period.

Neighbours can be one of the best resources. Ask a neighbour if they can put your bins out and take them in, maybe clear the junk mail from your letterbox.

This gives the impression that someone is at least keeping an eye on things even if no one is home.

If you are leaving vehicles at the house, please make sure they are locked and that the keys are not left in the vicinity of the vehicle or in an obvious and accessible place. Criminals love easy targets, locking your house and car is one of the simplest ways to reduce your chance of being a victim of crime.

If you are interested in crime statistics for Beerwah or Queensland in general head to https://www.police.qld.gov.au/ maps-and-statistics

School property

A quick reminder that schools are not public land. While some groups have permission to use school grounds for various activities during the holidays, they are not open to the general public. What to do about noisy parties

Hopefully you can simply have a conversation with your neighbour about excessive noise, but we know that sometimes that isn’t possible.

If you have a noise complaint in relation to amplified noise, you can lodge it online on the Policelink reporting complaints page.

While we appreciate that you may not want your neighbours to know who has made the complaint (and we would not share that information), it is helpful for us to know where the noise can be heard from.

If you lodge a noise complaint either online or via phone (131 444) please consider giving your address and a contact phone number to assist us in doing our job.

Last of all…

Merry Christmas and happy New Year.

Thanks to the all the communities in Beerwah Division from Beerburrum to Palmview, Peachester to Coochin Creek for making it such a wonderful place to work.

We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to look after such a great area. Please drive carefully and stay safe over the holiday period.