Crime Watch is intended to inform local residents about current crime trends on the Sunshine Coast and provide prevention tips so they are empowered with the knowledge to respond positively to prevent crime and make our community safer.
Current Crime Trends
Unlawful entry offences: During the last week there has been a reported increase in unlawful entry offences (this includes shops and other premises) in the Maroochydore, Noosa Heads, Caloundra and Maleny areas.
Unlawful use of motor vehicles: Reported increase in theft of motor vehicles in Sippy Downs, Noosa Heads, Caloundra and Maleny.
Stealing from motor vehicles: increases reported in Maroochydore, Nambour, Beerwah and Kawana Waters.
Police Target Areas
Increased police patrols and activity will be noticed in the following areas;
Noosa Heads – in the vicinity between Gympie Terrace and Eenie Creek Road;Nambour – areas in the vicinity of Flinders and Coes Creek Road;Maroochydore – residential areas in the vicinity of Maud Street and Okinja Road;Caloundra – residential areas in the vicinity of the suburbs of Moffat Beach and Currimundi; andBeerwah – residential areas in the vicinity of Sahara Road, Glasshouse Mountains.What can you do?
Tips for shop and business owners:
Place warning signs/stickers around your business to deter intruders e.g. no cash kept on premises;Ensure clear visibility inside and outside your business by using good lighting and keeping it clutter free;Install solid external doors and fit with quality locks;Protect windows with security screens and window locks; andPosition CCTV cameras at point of sale and entry/exits and test regularly.Tips for vehicle owners:
Always lock your vehicle, including the boot and sunroof and remember to fully close windows;Remove or place out of sight all valuables and personal documents when leaving our car unattended;Park your vehicle in a well-lit and highly visible area;Remove keys from the ignition if your vehicle is parked or unattended – even if only for a minute; andDon’t leave vehicle keys lying around on tables, benches, bedside tables or key hooks – keep them out of sight.
If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.
You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.