Police will be increasing high visibility patrols in Mount Isa as part of an operation targeting juvenile offenders which commenced last weekend, Queensland Police say.
The operation will involve plain clothes and uniform officers conducting foot and vehicle patrols in areas known to attract juvenile offenders and will be executed on regular intervals over the next few months.
“Police information shows an increasing trend in property crime and public order offences, we will be drawing on additional resources to address these issues”, Senior Sergeant Brad Inskip said.
Police will be taking the opportunity to engage with shop owners and members of the community while adopting a zero tolerance approach to anyone acting in a manner contrary to public expectations.
While police will be increasing enforcement they are asking for members of the community to assist by reassessing their personal and home security, particularly bicycles and unlocked vehicles.
Police are urging the community to lock and secure their property and not be an easy target. Police are also asking the community to take note of serial numbers and take photos of your valuables to assist police to recover stolen property.
Anyone with information on any offences are urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously.