Local Police News – September 2021

Report kindly provided by the Tamborine Mountain Police Community

The last two weekends have been great weather wise, and we saw a fresh influx of tourists enjoying what the Mountain has on offer. For me, I was lucky enough to be enjoying a coffee at a local establishment where I had various members of the Community talk to me about their various thoughts and concerns. One prominent point (again) was about the state of some of the roads and the unsightly Robert Sowter (Hang-Gliders) Carpark area. Your local Council is responsible for the Hang gliders carpark area so please contact them about your concerns and suggestions for preventative measures, it’s all about providing a safe environment, hmmmmmm ….

Speaking of safety, we have had concerns from the schools regarding drivers not obeying the road rules and signs about the place. Kids and cars don’t mix; U-turns over solid lines; parking in drop off zones and general disregard for other road users doesn’t help anyone. The crews will be out
and about and don’t be surprised if an infringement notice is issued, it’s not like I haven’t mentioned it once or twice before, another hmmmmmm moment ….

We’ve had a dirty plunderer place themselves in an invidious position recently through the theft of avos from a local grove. Not just one or two, I’m talking over a dozen trees here stripped. It’s a rotten act and deserves
condemnation as this is someone’s livelihood being stolen. Any information as to the perpetrators would be appreciated.

All this has me speculating that an often quoted but not necessarily employed concept might be useful here: Love thy neighbour??? It seems modern times, lockdowns and all matter of things going on has resulted in many forgetting what it means to “do unto others as you would have them
do unto you”. Just some food for thought as I’m not the local vicar, and its timely.

As always, report matters that might seem suspicious, your information is just a phone call away and may help save someone’s life or protect their property, you never know.

Sgt Mark SHIELDS (Tamborine Mountain Police Station)

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