This years crime stats revealed by Mackay Police.

Brace yourself....

This years crime stats revealed by Mackay Police.

 Queensland Police data show that from January 2017 to date, 6229 crimes have been committed in the Mackay region .

The Breakdown: Mackay area 5394, Sarina had 587 and Mirani 248 / Andergrove 553 / Beaconsfield 231 / Blacks Beach 161 / Bucasia 126 / Cremorne 15 / Dolphin Heads 15 / East Mackay 186 / Eimeo 83 / Erakala 18 / Foulden 9 / Glenella 177 / Mackay Harbour 73 / Mount Pleasant 459 / Nindaroo 2 / North Mackay 644 / Ooralea 148 / Paget 194 / Racecourse 31 / Richmond 35 / Rural View 247 / Shoal Point 63 / Slade Point 223 / South Mackay 557 / West Mackay 567 / Te Kowai 17

See the full list here

Two men are in Police custody after crashing a white Camry at Mackay Harbour yesterday afternoon. The driver of the vehicle initially fled the scene- found in nearby Spiller Avenue. Police believe the car may have been stolen

Angered Anti-Adani protesters are hoping a rally in Mackay on Saturday will sway politicians away from being in favour of the coal mine. They're growing concerned for what the mine could do to the environment, global warming and local water. The rally spurred on after reports Adani released coal polluted water into the Caley Valley Wetlands during cyclone Debbie. Stop Adani protester Christine Carlisle says effects on the environment from coal mining are alarming.

 

 

A community information session will be held today about weather and climate changes in our region. MP Julieanne Gilbert says that everyone is welcome to attend the session.

 

Crime prevention Mackay will be at the Mount Pleasant shopping centre today for Neighbourhood watch week. You can visit their stall from 9 to 11 to find out about home security.

LOCAL SPORT

 

The North Queensland sports foundation is hosting the Sports star awards in Bowen next Saturday- with the support of the Whitsunday regional council.

 

The Mackay indoor sports area are starting up a junior super netball program. It will run for 8 weeks from next Tuesday.

WEATHER

MACKAY: Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the early morning. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening.

WHITSUNDAYS: Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the late morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm near the coast and islands in the early morning. Light winds becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening

ON THE WATERS:  Easterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon. Seas Below 1 metre. Swell Below 0.5 metres.

SUNRISE: 5:41 AM & SUNSET: 6:02 PM

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