January 2020

Published a story 16th Jan 2020 1:52 PM

A DRIVER who returned breath/alcohol readings of above 0.2 three times in five years has been handed a mandatory term of imprisonment.

Driver blew .216, .265 and .301 within five years

A DRIVER who returned breath/alcohol readings of above 0.2 three times in five years has been handed a mandatory term of imprisonment.

Published a story 16th Jan 2020 7:30 AM

WITH 11 pages of criminal history this recidivist offender was well known to police already and so was easily identified on stores CCTV camera footage.

Recidivist offender nabbed by CCTV footage

WITH 11 pages of criminal history this recidivist offender was well known to police already and so was easily identified on stores CCTV camera footage.

Published a story 15th Jan 2020 3:01 PM

AFTER fire fighters told police of finding drug utensils inside the house when extinguishing the blaze, the 31-year-old admitted to smoking cannabis.

Toowoomba house fire led to drugs charges

AFTER fire fighters told police of finding drug utensils inside the house when extinguishing the blaze, the 31-year-old admitted to smoking cannabis.

Published a story 15th Jan 2020 2:50 PM

A WOMAN who drove on despite crashing her car had returned a blood/alcohol reading almost four times the legal limit.

Drayton crash driver was almost four times the limit

A WOMAN who drove on despite crashing her car had returned a blood/alcohol reading almost four times the legal limit.

Published a story 15th Jan 2020 1:55 PM

A 15-YEAR-OLD Toowoomba boy with a drinking problem was drunk when he and a mate broke into Harristown State High School last night.

15-y-o boy was drunk when he broke into Harristown SHS

A 15-YEAR-OLD Toowoomba boy with a drinking problem was drunk when he and a mate broke into Harristown State High School last night.

Published a story 14th Jan 2020 4:08 PM

A TOOWOOMBA magistrate has warned that just because certain products can be bought online that doesn't mean they are legal.

Not all products bought online are legal, magistrate warns

A TOOWOOMBA magistrate has warned that just because certain products can be bought online that doesn't mean they are legal.

Published a story 14th Jan 2020 3:43 PM

THE man has not as yet been required to enter pleas to five counts of rape and four of administering a drug for the purpose of a sexual act.

Toowoomba man accused of drugging, raping 10-y-o girl

THE man has not as yet been required to enter pleas to five counts of rape and four of administering a drug for the purpose of a sexual act.

Published a story 14th Jan 2020 3:31 PM

MOST offenders commit the crime before going to court, but this teen shortened the process by breaking into the Hume St courthouse first.

Drunk teenager broke into Toowoomba courthouse

MOST offenders commit the crime before going to court, but this teen shortened the process by breaking into the Hume St courthouse first.

Published a story 13th Jan 2020 3:29 PM

AT 90, Toowoomba woman Joan Norris is still signing documents as a JP when required as she has done for 60 straight years.

Toowoomba woman marks milestone of 60 years a JP

AT 90, Toowoomba woman Joan Norris is still signing documents as a JP when required as she has done for 60 straight years.

Published a story 13th Jan 2020 3:15 PM

A TOOWOOMBA man who claimed he was in Crows Nest at the time of a robbery he was accused of committing in Toowoomba has been granted bail.

Toowoomba man gets bail despite less than 'rock solid' alibi

A TOOWOOMBA man who claimed he was in Crows Nest at the time of a robbery he was accused of committing in Toowoomba has been granted bail.

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Peter started in 1976 as apprentice typesetter/comp and has 32 years with The Chronicle in three stints (in between working/holidays in UK/Europe, Brisbane and Melbourne). Entered editorial from comp room in 1996.