Woman, 19, charged for allegedly spitting in face of police

A POLICE officer will undergo a series of tests to ensure he did not contract any contagious diseases when a Warwick woman allegedly spat in his face at the weekend.

The 19-year-old woman was taken to the Warwick watchhouse at 2.15am on Sunday, following a domestic dispute.

Police will allege while at the watchhouse the woman was belligerent and resisted arrest before spitting on the officer.

She was subsequently charged with serious assault on police and released on bail until an upcoming court date.

In other police news, a 19-year-old Warwick man allegedly stole cigarettes from a Fitzroy St store on Sunday morning, shortly after punching in a window at the police station.

He has been charged with stealing and wilful damage of police property and will front court at a later date.

Also due to make an appearance before the magistrate is a 47-year-old woman who is accused of threatening people at the weekend.

The Warwick woman was charged with creating a public nuisance after the alleged outburst in Myall Ave on Sunday afternoon.

A man was allegedly nabbed while driving along Albion St while over the limit on Sunday morning.

Police intercepted the man shortly after midnight and it is alleged he returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.055.

He was issued with a 24-hour driving suspension and will appear in court at a later date.

Two ford sedans collided at the corner of Bracker Rd and the New England Hwy just after 7.30am on Friday morning.

Neither driver sustained injuries but both sedans - one red and one blue - were towed from the scene.

The 20-year-old Warwick woman driving the red sedan was issued with an infringement notice for failing to give way.

Stanthorpe news

POLICE are searching for a man who robbed a Stanthorpe store at knife-point last Friday afternoon.

The offender was wearing a hat and scarf across his face when he entered the antique store and demanded money.

He escaped with cash and was last seen heading in a southerly direction along High Street.

Anyone with information is urged to call Stanthorpe Police on 46816400 Crime Stoppers on 1800333000. Police also nabbed the man who alleged stole money from a local hotel last Thursday.

Officers executed a search warrant at the Glen Aplin Caravan Park on Friday and also uncovered illegal drugs.

A 30-year-old man was charged with stealing and possessing drugs and was transported to jail on a return to prison warrant.

Stanthorpe Police officer-in-charge Mark Ireland said the man was expected to be charged with an additional offence of robbing a Brisbane store back in July, as well as further stealing and fraud offences.

Snr Sgt Ireland said police have also been kept busy targeting drink drivers on the road.

A 40-year-old woman allegedly was behind the wheel with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 when intercepted on Rile Range Rd on Thursday evening.

Another sting on the Texas Rd on Saturday evening allegedly nabbed a 49-year-old woman who returned a reading of 0.07 and a 48-year-old was allegedly found driving at Applethorpe on Sunday morning with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.082.


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