Police have charged 27 people with more than 88 offences as part of Operation Sierra Processor, targeting property crime in the Chinchilla division.
Among those arrested included a 15-year-old boy from Wilsonton Heights who has charged with 13 offences including six counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, one count each of burglary and commit indictable offence, receiving tainted property, possess tainted property, driving a motor vehicle without a licence, enter premises with intent and evasion type 1 offence.
It is alleged that between February and March the boy was involved in the theft of multiple vehicles from residences in Chinchilla, Glenvale and Harristown as well as number of burglaries.
As a result of this operation, 27 people have been charged with 88 offences including;
- 17 x unlawful use of a motor vehicle
- 13 x burglary
- 2 x break and enter
- 6 x receiving tainted property
- 1 x unlawful entry of a motor vehicle
- 8 x driving without a licence
- 1 x evade police
- 11 x drug offences.
During the operation, speed cameras were also deployed across Chinchilla and Dalby areas resulting in 52 traffic infringement notices.
Southern Regional Crime Coordinator, Detective Acting Superintendent Mat Kelly said this is a great result for the Chinchilla community and local police.
“Information gleaned from the community has assisted in this outstanding result. Local police will continue to disrupt and dismantle property crime and drug supply networks across the South West District to deter any criminal behaviour.”
Police continue to urge members of the community to report any suspicious behaviour within their community.