Police Liaison Officer Laurie Bateman and Cunnamulla State School Adopt a Cop, Constable Saxon had a great time with the kids on Friday, August 4 during NAIDOC celebrations.
The celebrations are about getting together to learn Aboriginal beliefs and customs, meeting with community elders and educating the young people on the history of the Aboriginal people.
Laurie and Saxon joined the kids for a march through Cunnamulla, and then back to Cunnamulla State School where Laurie and four members from his Shearing Program cooked up a storm with Laurie’s camp ovens. At lunch time, Laurie, Saxon and the helpers served up meals to 120 hungry people.
Numerous domestic violence incidents were reported to police last week, and in two instances, the alleged perpetrators were arrested for serious offences and held in police custody.
The first offender, a 24-year- old Cunnamulla man, was charged with three domestic violence related offences and remanded in custody to appear at the Cunnamulla Magistrates Court on the August 8.
A day later, the second offender, a 48-year- old Cunnamulla man, was charged with two domestic violence related offences as was remanded in custody to appear at the Charleville Magistrates Court on the September 12.
Cunnamulla Police urge everyone to continue to report any incidents of domestic violence without hesitation so we can assist those involved to break the domestic violence cycle that all too often occurs in our community.
If you see someone in immediate danger, or are experiencing it yourself contact police on Triple Zero (000).
Support services are available (but not limited) through:
DV Connect (women’s line) 1800 811 811
DV Connect (men’s line) 1800 600 636
Lifeline (Counselling Service) 131 114
Relationship Australia 1300 364 277
Alcoholic Anonymous Helpline (10am-10pm 7 days) 1300 222222
Through community assistance, Cunnamulla Police continue to target drug offenders within the Cunnamulla Community. Recently, two search warrants related to drug activity were executed.
As a result of these warrants, a 48-year- old Cunnamulla man was arrested and charged with possessing dangerous drugs and will appear in the Cunnamulla Magistrates Court on September 9.
Dob in a dealer
Cunnamulla Police remind people of the Crime Stoppers’ Dob in a Dealer program which is being rolled out across Australia to aid in the detection and disruption of drugs harming local communities. Residents are urged to contact Crime Stoppers or Cunnamulla Police to report any information relating to people who may be bringing harmful drugs into the local community, including the supplying and manufacturing of dangerous drugs.
In the past week, there have been two reported incidents of wilful damage. On July 28, the wall of a bowls club was damaged. Investigations are continuing. On August 1, a new cream colour bond fence was damaged in Watson Street. Investigations are continuing.
We request that anyone with any information regarding these incidents to call Cunnamulla Police on 4655 8900, Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, report securely online at www.crimestoppersqld.com.au or download the Crime Stoppers mobile application on your smart phone to report.
If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.