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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Thursday, January 5, 2017

CRIME REPORT - DECEMBER 2016

An ‘interesting’ selection of crimes were reported to police in December, many of which were in the commercial areas of the suburb. In the one attempted burglary reported, the offender wasn’t able to get past the building security after breaking a glass door.
Whilst not reflected in our statistics, a stolen car with five juveniles was caught by police on the Oxenford bypass road after police were able to track and locate the vehicle by the ‘find my phone’ app on the victim’s stolen iPad from a burglary in Brisbane.
Attempted burglary
11/12/2016 Hopman Court: Unknown offender/s has forced a gate open to enter the yard of the house and attempted to gain entry by breaking a glass sliding door. Nil entry gained and nil property stolen.
Steal from motor vehicle
18/12/2016 Michigan Drive: Unknown offender/s has opened the fuel filler of the victim's Ford sedan and stolen 20-30 litres of petrol from the car.
Stealing of vehicle registration plates
13/12/2016 Global Plaza: Unknown offender/s has removed the front number plate from the victims Toyota utility whilst it was parked in the car park.
Wilful damage
11/12/2016 Global Plaza: Unknown offender has vandalised the victim's Nissan sedan, which had been left in the carpark of the McDonalds restaurant.
12/12/2016 Cottonwood Place: Unknown offender has emptied a can of beer through on open window of the victim's car whilst it was parked in the car park.
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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Monday, January 2, 2017

OUR MEETING DATES IN 2017

  
Tues 21st February 7pm
Tues 9th May 7pm
Tues 8th August (AGM) 7pm
Tues 7th November 7pm
Tues 13th December 7pm – Christmas Party
Our meetings take place at the Oxenford and Coomera Youth and Community Centre (behind Cottonwood Plaza just off Leo Graham Way).
 
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Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year!



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If one of your New Year resolutions was to get out and be more involved in your community – then we can’t think of a better place to start than by attending your local Neighbourhood Watch meetings which are four times a year. 

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. 


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.


As the temperatures are warm, the risk of ‘easy pickings’ by offenders will increase, both in homes and cars. 

Whether you are at home or not, only leave windows and doors with security screens open. Sneak thefts always increase over summer as people try to catch whatever cool breeze is available, and the criminals will use open doors as invitations.

Road safety continues to be one of Australia's most serious public health issues. It affects everyone, whether you drive, cycle or walk. 

So we’d like to remind you all to stay safe on our roads. When driving, slow down and drive to the conditions. Plan ahead and ensure you don’t drink and drive – and remember that  designated drivers are our modern day heros.

If you’re on a long trip, stop and stretch your legs every 2 hours to avoid fatigue. Always stay focused on the road and don’t get distracted by things in the car.  Buckle up on every trip, safely restrain the children in your care  and abide by the road rules.

If you do all this and keep your car well maintained you will greatly reduce your chances of being involved in a car accident.
 

 
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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Oxenford Community Christmas Party by Oxenford Neighbourhood Watch

Our Community Christmas Party is coming up on Tues 13th December, 7pm at the Oxenford and Coomera Youth & Community Centre.

Please BYO drinks and a plate of something to share. We have a Christmas Trivia, a singalong and a lot of fun at these events.
Everyone is welcome!



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Friday, December 9, 2016

CHRISTMAS PARTY - OXENFORD NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH 2016


You are all invited to join us on 13th Dec  for our Community Christmas Party -  no need to RSVP - just join us! Please bring a plate of something to share and BYO drinks.  Party starts at  7pm at the Oxenford and Coomera Youth and Community Centre. Carol singing, trivia quiz, entertainment and fun!

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

CRIME REPORT - NOVEMBER 2016

As the temperature gets hotter and Christmas approaches, the risk of ‘easy pickings’ by offenders will increase, both in homes and cars. Whether you are at home or not, only leave windows and doors with security screens open. Sneak thefts always increase over summer as people try to catch whatever cool breeze is available, and the criminals will use open doors as invitations.
If you see potential criminal activity, please contact police or Crimestoppers and pass the information on. A local resident saw two cars acting suspiciously at Movieworld last and obtained photos and contacted me.  Both cars were stolen and involved in several burglaries between Brisbane and the Gold Coast. The information we developed has helped to link offences together for investigators.
Burglary
12/11/2016 Maple Court: Attempt, unknown offender has attempted to gain entry to the unit by forcing a flyscreen and sliding door.  Nil entry was gained and no property stolen.
29/11/2016 Brentwood Terrace: Attempt, unknown offenders attended the victim's address in a car and attempted to gain entry to the garage by forcing doors. Nil entry was gained and nothing stolen. Linked offence
29/11/2016 California Drive: Unknown offenders have entered the rear yard and gained entry to the house by forcing a security screen door. Jewellery and electrical items have been stolen. Linked offence
Break and enter premises
27/11/2016 Cottonwood Place: Unknown offenders have gained entry to the business by jemmying the front doors and stolen two generators from the storeroom.
Theft of motor vehicle
16/11/2016 Satinay Court: Unknown offender/s have entered the rear yard of the incident address and stolen a Crossfire motorcycle.
20/11/2016 California Drive: The victim's Toyota sedan was parked on the road outside the incident address. Unknown offenders have gained entry by unknown means and driven off. The vehicle was located burnt out at Manly on 21/11/2016
Steal from motor vehicle
20/11/2016 Cottonwood Pace: The victim left her Holden utility unlocked in the shopping centre car park and the unknown offender stole a mobile phone and cash from the vehicle.
Wilful damage
20/11/2016 Old Pacific Highway: Following a lane changing dispute between two drivers, an unknown female has punched the side of the victim's BMW sedan several times, causing a small dent.

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) 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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