Gold Coast police have charged six people on 22 offences after a search warrant at a Burleigh Heads residence uncovered a large quantity of allegedly stolen items, along with a small amount of drugs and drug utensils.
The warrant, which took place at an address on Tabilban Street, recovered a number of allegedly stolen power tools, tablet computers and accessories, a bicycle, as well as a small quantity of cannabis, methylamphetamine and drug utensils.
Officers from Taskforce Latro executed the search after investigating numerous break-and-enter and stealing offences in the Burleigh Heads area recently.
A 41-year-old Burleigh Heads man was charged with one count of possessing dangerous drugs and one count of possessing a drug utensil. He was issued a Notice to Appear (NTA) at the Southport Magistrates Court on July 21.
A 40-year-old Burleigh Heads woman was charged with one count of possessing tainted property and one count of possessing a drug utensil. She was issued a NTA at the Southport Magistrates Court on August 5.
A 25-year-old Burleigh Heads man was charged with one count of possessing a drug utensil, one count of receiving tainted property and one count of unlawful possession of weapon, alleged to be a taser torch. He will appear in the Southport Magistrates Court on August 18.
A 14-year-old Nerang boy was charged with four counts of possessing tainted property and two counts of enter premise and commit offence.
A 13-year-old Burleigh Heads girl was charged with four counts of possessing tainted property, two counts of enter premise and commit offence, one count of unlawful use of motor vehicle and one count of possessing a drug utensil.
A 15-year-old Burleigh Heads girl was also charged with one count of possessing a drug utensil.
Detective Senior Sergeant Simon Garrett said the charges reinforce police’s commitment to tracking down – and holding accountable – those engaged in property crime.
“Taskforce Latro is a team of investigators that look specifically at property related crime throughout the Gold Coast District.
“Theft is a criminal offence that can significantly disrupt the livelihoods of the victims. No one wants to wake up in the morning to find their belongings have been stolen or their cars have been broken into.
“We believe this group have been targeting residents in the local area, and our investigators will continue to target anyone committing property crime offences.”
Police encourage members of the community to take proactive steps to ensure their valuables are kept as safe as possible. Visit QPS’ Safety and Preventing Crime for further information.