Posted by: Colin Battersby | September 22, 2010

Update: North Stradbroke Island


Update: North Stradbroke Island

As the September holiday police operation continues on North Stradbroke Island it is hailed as an improvement on previous years, evidenced by a reduction in the overall number of offences.

Inspector Peter Harding, Wynnum District, said “The message is starting to get through that September on Stradbroke is not a schoolies event. The school holidays here can be enjoyed by families and friends.

“Numbers of unsupervised youths on the Island appear to be down for 2010, and several youths were accompanied by an adult guardian which may go some way to explaining the reduction of offences.”

Queensland Police will continue to work with the community and local businesses to reduce incidents and encourage responsible behaviour by everyone on the island.”It is also timely to remind our interstate visitors that in Queensland it is illegal to consume alcohol in a public place. This means that you cannot walk around the streets drinking alcohol.

Police are proactively targeting these offences and if caught you may be fined,” Inspector Harding said.”I would also take this opportunity to remind everyone to keep their alcohol consumption in check.

Make sure you monitor your alcohol intake and maintain an appropriate and socially acceptable level of behaviour.”For more information regarding end-of-year celebrations and parties consult the QPS PartySafe information at http://www.police.qld.gov.au/party , which also includes a link to the QPS One Punch Can Kill page.

Anyone with information which could assist police with their investigations should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

via Update: North Stradbroke Island.

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