Saturday, February 25, 2017

CRIME MAP LINK

 Click on the map AT THIS LINK or search for an address to find offences that have occurred in that area.

Good tool to use before buying / renting / moving into an area. CrimeMap.info utilises data provided by the Queensland Police Service to provide insights into the crime occurring around Queensland.

All new data from 2014 onwards is being retrieved via the Crime Stats Desktop website provided by the Queensland Police Service.

This data is also released under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license.

The link is https://crimemap.info/

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

FEBRUARY 2017 MEETING OF OXENFORD NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH








This evening the February meeting of Oxenford Neighbourhood Watch took place. Here are some images from this very informative and well attended get together.


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Saturday, February 18, 2017

The free Australian Police Child ID App



A smartphone application has been developed to help Australian parents provide information to police in an attempt to locate their children if they go missing. 

The free Australian Police Child ID App was adapted from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) Child ID App in the United States. This collaborative effort has seen the Australian Federal Police (AFP) create a tool that will help parents and guardians more easily collect and send important information about their child/children to authorities in the event of a disappearance or abduction.

Image result for child safety The application allows families to store photographs and vital information about their children on their mobile phone. In the devastating event that a child goes missing, this information can be immediately provided to authorities. 
While the vast majority of children who go missing are quickly returned safely, usually within 24 hours of going missing, the application can be used to quickly provide crucial information to police, assisting them to expedite their search. 

The application also includes safety advice and checklists for parents on keeping children safe, information about what to do in the hours immediately after a child goes missing and provides quick and efficient access to emergency contact phone numbers. 

This app is available at no cost for Android and iPhone users. Please remember that anyone with information relating to a missing child should contact their local police or contact the National Missing Persons Coordination Centre on 1800 000 634 or email missing@afp.gov.au.
 



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February 21st 7pm - you're invited



Our next get together is on Tues 21st February  at 7pm. The venue, as always, is the Oxenford and Coomera Youth and Community Centre. Feel free to come along – no need to RSVP – just turn up.

We have an interesting speaker at every meeting  and you will also get to  meet our Police Liaison Officer Sr Sgt Andrew Lake and our Local Councillor William Owen Jones along with many of your fellow neighbours.   

You will therefore  feel better connected to your community, make new friends and learn much about local news, developments, crime figures and more.


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Saturday, February 11, 2017

CRIME REPORT - JANUARY 2017


After December where only a small number of crimes were reported to police, Oxenford suffered a large number of offences in January, including two burglaries in Sea Eagle Lagoon and three cars being stolen.
Full details of all the crimes in our area will be provided at our next meeting on Tuesday 21 February at the Oxenford Youth and Community Centre at 7pm.
Burglary
14/01/2017 Michigan Drive: Attempt - Unknown offender has attempted to enter the victim's unit by forcing a locked sliding door. Nil entry gained and nil stolen.
23/01/2017 Danielle Street: Unknown offender/s has entered the rear yard of the victim’s property and gained entry to the house by breaking the kitchen window. The offender has stolen electrical goods from inside prior to exiting through the front door.
25/01/2017 Danielle Street: Unknown offender/s has entered the rear yard of the victim's house and gained entry by jemmying a window. The offender/s has stolen cash and jewellery from the house.
Theft of motor vehicle
25/01/2017 Nevada Place: Unknown offender/s has entered the victim's yard and gained entry and started a Holden utility parked beside the house. The offender/s has driven off in the vehicle, also taking a kayak which was beside the vehicle.
28/01/2017 Ruth Terrace: SOLVED - The offenders gained entry to the victim's Mitsubishi utility and Toyota hatches by unknown means and started and drove off in both vehicles. The vehicles and offenders were located after traffic crashes in the local area.
Theft of registration plates
17/01/2017 Nottinghill Place: SOLVED - Male offender has removed both number plates from the victim's Toyota hatch and placed them on his vehicle.
Steal from motor vehicle
12/01/2017 Global Plaza: Unknown male offender on a bicycle has stolen a mobile phone from the roof of the victim's Toyota sedan which she was putting her children in the car.
21/01/2017 Missouri Way: Unknown offender/s has gained entry to the victims Ford utility by forcing a side window of the tray canopy. The offender/s has stolen tools from the tray.
26/01/2017 Riversdale Road: Unknown offender/s has gained entry to the victim's Mercedes Benz sedan by unknown means and stole property, including keys from the vehicle. The offender has then gained entry to a shed on the victim’s property, where property was stolen from a Mitsubishi utility in the shed.
If you have any information in relation to any of these offences, call Coomera Police on 5519 5555 or Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.
Andrew Lake, Senior Sergeant 6695, Operational Improvement, Police Headquarters, Brisbane.  (p) 3364 6045 (e) Lake.AndrewI@police.qld.gov.au .
These figures are not official Queensland Police Service statistics.  Official Queensland Police Service statistics are released only through the Information Resource Centre after available data is collected, classified and collated in accordance with nationally accepted rules.
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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Pool safety - make it a priority



Image result for pool safety signs
Every year the news covers news items that report the death by drowning of children in Queensland swimming pools.

Pool fencing prevents childhood drowning. This is why new pool safety laws were introduced back in December 2010.

Under the new laws:
  • pools deeper than 30cm must
    • be registered
    • be fenced
    • have a current pool safety certificate before renting the property or when selling the property
  • You must display a CPR sign near your pool.

     POOL SAFETY TIPS
     

  • Always supervise children in or around pools or spas.
  • Make sure your pool is fenced and the fence complies with pool safety standard.
  • Install a striker or latch to make the gate self-closing
  • Adjust your gate to make sure it opens away from the pool area.
  • Regularly maintain gardens around the pool to ensure children cannot climb into the pool area.
  • Enroll your child in a water awareness class and learn to swim classes.
  • Learn CPR and keep your skills up to date with yearly refresher courses.
Kids Alive—Do the Five is a water safety program that educates the public on 5 important steps to reduce the risk of preschool drowning. Their website also has educational videos and resources for children.



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Saturday, January 21, 2017

DRIVE SAFELY - CHILDREN ARE BACK AT SCHOOL FROM MONDAY

From Monday school returns, which means five things:
  1. School speed zones and limits will be back in force in the morning and afternoon;
  2. Children will be excited about going to school and may run out onto the road;
  3. Some parents will be doing silly things, including parking where they shouldn’t, making crossings etc. unsafe for other pedestrians and motorists;
  4. Expect lots of traffic and frazzled people near schools; and
  5. Road Policing Command will be conducting a ‘return to school enforcement campaign’.

Important
In Queensland school zones, drivers must be at or below 40Km/h from the moment they pass the sign at the commencement of the school zone to when they have passed the sign marking the end of the school zone.

There is no tolerance for slowing down or accelerating entering or leaving a school zone.

Speeding in school zones will be enforced during the return to school road safety campaign.

Stopping distances
Do you know how long it takes to stop?
If you have good reactions (i.e. paying attention to driving) at:
  • 40Km/h, it would take approx. 26m to stop in dry weather
  • 50Km/h, it would take approx. 35m to stop in dry weather
  • 60Km/h, it would take approx. 45m to stop in dry weather

For more information see the ‘Stopping distances: speed and braking’ page on the Transport and Main Roads webpage.

Senior Sergeant Andrew Lake 6695
Operational Improvement Unit
Police Headquarters, Brisbane

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