Business Owners Beware

Scam alert

Police across the region are warning of a scam e-mail doing the rounds. The pictured email is targeting Australian businesses and is in circulation around the region per Police. While it presents with an apparently authentic ASIC (Australian Securities and Investments Commission) logo and the … [Read more...]

Call out to Bowen Residents

Police in uniform

Police are warning of an increase in criminal activity in Bowen and urging locals to stay alert and be on the on the front foot with their security, especially at home. In the past 48 hours Police say there’s been 2 burglaries at Dalrymple Street and Richmond Road, 2 thefts from dwellings at … [Read more...]

Missing Woman

Diane smedley feature

Police are appealing to people across the Whitsundays region to come forward with any information they may have about missing Mackay dance teacher Diane Smedley. Police say the 59-year-old's disappeared, after she failed to return home on Monday night. She was last seen at midday on February 6 at … [Read more...]

Lock the Car

car theft

Bowen Police are urging locals to ensure they have locked their cars after a thief attempted to steal 3 motor vehicles from a local address last week. Police say the crook has entered the front yard of a home in Gregory Street, Bowen and unsuccessfully tried to steal each of them. The owner … [Read more...]

Rachel Antonio investigation

Rachel Antonio

Police are now one step closer to an in depth exploration the Bowen Refuse site in the on-going investigation into the disappearance and suspected homicide of 16-year-old Rachel Antonio. Mackay District Detective Inspector Nikki Colfs has inspected the refuse site along with a forensic officer, … [Read more...]

NQ Police Bust Aircraft Tampering Racket.

Aircraft Maintenance

Mount Isa detectives have charged a 31-year-old man with 342 offences following a protracted multi-agency investigation which brings to a head years of alleged illegal activities involving, among others, charter operations from Charters Towers and Mount Isa. The six-month Australia wide … [Read more...]

Search Resumes


Police divers and the Whitsundays Water Police have now joined the search this morning for that missing 39 -year-old man who fell overboard from a private vessel, the catamaran, ‘Predator”, near Middle Percy Island early yesterday morning. Two men were aboard the moored catamaran at the … [Read more...]

Missing Man – Percy Island


The search continues for a man off Queensland’s coast after reports he went overboard from a catamaran, ‘Predator”, near Middle Percy Island this morning. Police investigators have been flown by charter helicopter to the Island as the search continues for the 39-year-old man. Four fixed wing … [Read more...]

The BLITZ -The Next Phase


Police have praised the majority of Queensland motorists following a decrease in both traffic crashes and traffic offences during the Festive Break phase of the Christmas Road Safety Campaign. For now, the 50-day Christmas Road Safety Campaign is in phase three – ‘School Holidays’ until 11.59pm … [Read more...]