Friday, November 20, 2015


Oxenford neighbourhood Watch would like to invite you to their Community Christmas Party on Tues 8th December from 7pm - there will be fun, entertainment, a carols singalong and everyone is invited. No need to RSVP - just come along. Please bring a plate of food to share and BYO drinks. The venue is the Oxenford and Coomera Youth and Community Centre.

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Saturday, November 14, 2015


Everyone enjoys attending and hosting parties -  for the younger generation  it is all part of  socialising and growing up  as they enjoy celebrating  milestones and special occasions with their friends.

Queensland Police  advise  that there are many things to consider when planning a party, and good planning can reduce the risk of potential problems on the night.  Their site - - provides some great ideas to help you make your party safe, lawful and enjoyable for everyone concerned including, parents, hosts, neighbours and guests.

Their Party Safe program allows you to register your party with local police using their downloadable Party Safe registration form. Registering  your party with police provides police with the opportunity to supply you with some helpful advice and resources to help you organise  a safe and lawful party.

It also ensures that police have the information necessary to respond effectively if issues  do arise on the day or night of your party. 

As we go into the Christmas and New Year part season and as many will be celebrating the end of the school year too,   here are some tips on running a safe and successful party:

  • Avoid using the Internet, SMS, e- mail distribution lists, online notice boards, social networking sites or word of mouth to advertise your party. If word of the party has spread you may need to take extra preventative measures i.e., change venue, organise more adult supervision or hire security guards.
  • Make the start and finish times clear on your invitation. Encourage parents to collect their children or for guests to make arrangements for safe transport home at the end of the party.
  • Clearly state on your invitation if the party is alcohol free, BYO or if alcohol will be supplied. If you don’t allow people to BYO it will be easier to control the amount of alcohol that is served.
  • Let your neighbours know about your party in advance as this may reduce concerns about parking or noise later. Give them your contact details so that they can contact you directly with any concerns on the night, rather than the police.

There are many more tips about hosting a great party on the Queensland Police website.

Try and register your party at least two weeks beforehand so that police are able to supply you with more tips and information well in time for your celebration.

Oxenford neighbourhood Watch would like to invite you to their own Community Christmas Party on Tues 8th December from 7pm - there will be fun, entertainment, a carols singalong and everyone is invited. No need to RSVP - just come along. Please bring a plate of food to share  and BYO drinks. The venue is the Oxenford and Coomera Youth and Community Centre.

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Monday, November 9, 2015


Oxenford Neighbourhood Watch next meets on Tuesday 10th November at 7pm. Everyone is welcome to attend. No need to RSVP, just come along - our meetings take place in the Oxenford and Coomera Youth and Community Centre

Subway at  Oxenford (at the 7/11 on Old Pacific Highway) are under new management and have very kindly  donated a platter of subs to our meeting  & loyalty cards! So we will be very well fed!

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Sunday, November 8, 2015


We have recently received a new supply of NHW letterbox plaques. If you would like a letterbox plaque, please send an email to and I will arrange for a new plaque to be attached to your letterbox.
If you have an old, faded plaque, we can stick a shiny new plaque on the top of it.
Please note: by requesting a NHW letterbox plaque, you are authorising the Oxenford NHW to attach the plaque to your letterbox using a permanent attachment.
Andrew Lake
Acting Inspector 6695
Operational Improvement Unit
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Tuesday, November 3, 2015


During October there have been three burglaries committed where the offender has gained entry to the victim’s house through an unlocked garage side door. In one offence the offender was disturbed by the victim inside his house. 
It is important to ensure that all external doors are securely locked and it is also recommended to have a deadlock on the doorway between the garage and the house.
Another box trailer has been stolen from the roadside during October.  There seems to be a "market" for stolen box trailers at the moment, so make sure your is secure!
I'll have full details of our reported crime at our next meeting at 7pm on 10 November at the Oxenford Community and Youth Centre.
05/10/2015 Roseapple Circuit: Unknown offender/s has gained entry to the victim's garage through an unlocked door.  The offender has searched the house & stolen sunglasses from the victim's car.
16/10/2015 Regatta Avenue: Unknown offender/s has entered the victim/s back yard and gained entry to the house through the side door to the garage.  Offender/s has stolen fishing rods from the garage as well as other property from an aluminium boat in the victim's front yard.
16/10/2015 Regatta Avenue: SNEAK: Unknown offender/s has attended the victim's address in a dark coloured Nissan Pulsar hatch.  The offender/s has scaled a fence to enter the rear yard and gained entrance to the house by the side door to the garage. Offenders have rummaged through several drawers & rooms prior to decamping when the victim woke up.
Theft of motor vehicle
02/10/2015 Michigan Drive: The victim's Holden 4x4 wagon was parked on Michigan Drive.  The unknown offender gained entry by unknown means and drove off in the vehicle after tampering with the ignition.  The vehicle was later located at Nerang.
30/10/2015 Michigan Drive: Unknown offender has taken the victim's box trailer which was parked on Michigan Drive.
Stealing of vehicle registration plates
29/10/2015 Ruth Terrace: Unknown offender/s has removed the front registration plate from the victim's Kia sedan whilst it was parked in the victim's driveway.
Wilful damage
03/10/2015 Leo Graham Way: Unknown offender has thrown a large rock through a glass door at the rear of the youth centre.
24/10/2015 Michigan Drive: The unknown male and female were passengers in a taxi and when they were asked to pay for their fare, abused the driver and smashed a window on the taxi cab prior to running away.
31/10/2015 Maple Court: Female suspect has threatened victim through Facebook and verbally.  The suspect has then poured oil on the victim's Hyundai hatch whilst it was parked on the victim's driveway.
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, Acting Inspector 6695, Operational Improvement, Police Headquarters, Brisbane.  (p) 3364 6045 (e) .

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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Thursday, October 29, 2015


JOIN US FOR OUR NEXT MEETING - Tues 10th November at 7pm - Oxenford and Coomera Youth and Community Centre.

Our speaker for November is Des Lacy who started his police career on the Gold Coast 40 years ago as a cadet and became the Gold Coast District‟s Acting Chief Superintendent. During his career, he has been a hostage negotiator, trained young officers and has been sent to the US for numerous FBI courses. Des Lacy will soon join the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) in the high-profile role of security manager. We are all looking forward to hearing Mr Lacy speak on his
fascinating career with Queensland  Police and also to hear about his new role with GOLDOC.

 Looking ahead to 2016, the dates of our meetings will be as follows: 23rd February, 10th May, 9th August (AGM) and 8th November. Our Christmas Party will be on 13th Dec in 2016. All meetings
(as well as the Christmas party) take  place at 7pm on Tuesdays. They all take place at the Oxenford and Coomera Youth and Community Centre.

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Monday, October 19, 2015


Since the 1st of October we have had three burglaries in the Oxenford NHW area.  In each burglary the offender/s has entered the house through a closed but unlocked side door into the garage (2 in Regatta Waters and 1 at Coomera Rivage).

Please make sure all external doors are locked at night.  It is also recommended to have a deadlock on the door between the house and garage too, for the extra bit of security.

Andrew LAKE
Senior Sergeant 6695, Operational Improvement Unit, Police Headquarters, Brisbane.
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