NOT GOOD ENOUGH: Karen Bracken is fed up with break-ins at Fernvale when the nearest police station is at Lowood.
NOT GOOD ENOUGH: Karen Bracken is fed up with break-ins at Fernvale when the nearest police station is at Lowood. Contributed

Fernvale crime victim calls for local police station

BURGLED Fernvale resident Karen Bracken is furious at the lack of a permanent police presence in town.

Ms Bracken's Main St property was broken into sometime before the afternoon of Friday, November 8.

She said thieves had breached her lock-up.

A hammer and pry bar were used to break open the rear door locks of her residence, by pulling a wall down.

"Then the entire home was turned out, thieves taking kitchen appliances, collectable knives and lighters, a travel clock and electric chainsaw as well as other goods," Ms Bracken said.

"But the thing I will miss most is the theft of my old bike which I used regularly to ride around Fernvale with my grandchildren."

Ms Bracken said she rang the nearest police station, situated in Lowood, and that is not good enough for Fernvale residents.

"A common topic between any group of us lately is who will be the next to suffer from these blatant thieving random opportunists," she said.

"Enough is enough, I've put up with the petty larceny of anything useful around the exterior of the house, but the violation of the privacy forces me to call for the support of further law enforcement officers."

The Queensland Police Service told the Gatton Star there were no plans for a station to be established at Fernvale.

"Fernvale forms part of the Lowood Police Division. Regular patrols of Fernvale and surrounding areas are incorporated in the general duty policing role," a QPS spokesperson said.

"In addition, the Valley Crime Car was recently introduced, targeting crime activity."

 For emergency dial 000

 For non-urgent matter, phone Policelink on 131 444

 Lowood Police Station can be reached on 5426 1108


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