December 2019

Published a story 6th Dec 2019 1:05 PM

SEVERAL witnesses to an alleged brutal assault at the Hotter than Hell music festival in Gladstone last year were called to give evidence in court this week.

Several witnesses give versions of Harvey Rd concert ‘coward punch’

SEVERAL witnesses to an alleged brutal assault at the Hotter than Hell music festival in Gladstone last year were called to give evidence in court this week.

Published a story 6th Dec 2019 12:59 PM

A GLADSTONE woman has been jailed after she kicked a police officer in the groin and headbutted another during a body search.

Woman kicks police officer in groin, headbutts another

A GLADSTONE woman has been jailed after she kicked a police officer in the groin and headbutted another during a body search.

Published a story 6th Dec 2019 8:09 AM

EACH day, a number of people appear in Gladstone court on a range of different charges and matters.

IN COURT: 10 people listed to appear in Gladstone today

EACH day, a number of people appear in Gladstone court on a range of different charges and matters.

Published a story 5th Dec 2019 3:30 PM

A GLADSTONE man’s actions were described as a “juvenile sense of payback” when he glued his girlfriend’s airconditioning switch in the ‘off position’.

Man, 22 fronts court for childish ‘payback’ crime

A GLADSTONE man’s actions were described as a “juvenile sense of payback” when he glued his girlfriend’s airconditioning switch in the ‘off position’.

Published a story 2nd Dec 2019 12:53 PM

TWO half-brothers caught up in a large commercial drug operation were caught with $90,000 worth of marijuana in the boot of a car when moving the drugs to an unknown location – a court was told.

Brothers busted with $90K worth of drugs in car boot

TWO half-brothers caught up in a large commercial drug operation were caught with $90,000 worth of marijuana in the boot of a car when moving the drugs to an unknown location – a court was told.

Published a story 2nd Dec 2019 8:27 AM

EACH day, a number of people appear in Gladstone court on a range of different charges and matters. Here is a list of everyone who has been listed to appear in court today, December 2.

IN COURT: 64 people listed to appear in Gladstone today

EACH day, a number of people appear in Gladstone court on a range of different charges and matters. Here is a list of everyone who has been listed to appear in court today, December 2.

Published a story 1st Dec 2019 9:40 AM

AN 18-year-old man “lured” a girl to the Night owl Centre where a group of other girls were waiting to bash her – a court was told.

Man lured victim to shops 'where girls waited to attack'

AN 18-year-old man “lured” a girl to the Night owl Centre where a group of other girls were waiting to bash her – a court was told.

November 2019

Published a story 29th Nov 2019 1:02 PM

Detective warns Gladstone party-goers: People taking MDMA or any party drugs trust that’s what they are consuming - and they shouldn’t.

Police warn party-goers of potentially deadly synthetic MDMA

Detective warns Gladstone party-goers: People taking MDMA or any party drugs trust that’s what they are consuming - and they shouldn’t.

Published a story 29th Nov 2019 12:58 PM

Giving drugs to your friends, even free of charge, is a criminal offence that carries a maximum penalty of 3 years’ jail if dealt within the Magistrate’s Court.

You could face jail for organising mates’ party drugs

Giving drugs to your friends, even free of charge, is a criminal offence that carries a maximum penalty of 3 years’ jail if dealt within the Magistrate’s Court.

Published a story 29th Nov 2019 12:38 PM

The veteran and former volunteer was convicted in 2018 of maintaining an unlawful sexual relationship with his granddaughter.

Former volunteer, sex offender fined for unreported contact

The veteran and former volunteer was convicted in 2018 of maintaining an unlawful sexual relationship with his granddaughter.

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Sarah began writing in 2014 and for The Observer in 2015. She left the region in 2017 for a reporting stint at the Sunshine Coast and returned to her hometown one year later. From day one she has had a keen interest in police, court and crime reporting.