Rockhampton Court News

Thu 21 Nov 2019

Border force tip off leads to find of silencer kits

premium_icon Border force tip off leads to find of silencer kits

A Rockhampton man faced court for illegal possession of silencers and not securing firearms.

Wed 20 Nov 2019

Woman trashes house during argument in Rockhampton

premium_icon Woman trashes house during argument in Rockhampton

She smashed the windows of a house, hit her partner with a fishing rod, and chased him from the house screaming.

Trespass while ‘hiding’ out

premium_icon Trespass while ‘hiding’ out

A MAN was “walking in bushland” when he saw some cars, feared they contained outlaw motorcycle gang members that were “after him”, so he trespassed onto a highly...

COURT: 76 people facing Rockhampton Magistrates Court today

premium_icon COURT: 76 people facing Rockhampton Magistrates Court today

See the full list of people appearing in Rockhampton Magistrates Court today.

Two accused in Schwarten Lexus heist

premium_icon Two accused in Schwarten Lexus heist

TWO people charged in relation to stolen cars taken from a former Rockhampton politician’s home on Friday have been denied bail – one with 120 charges on his...

Knife-wielding man threatens Stocklands security guard

premium_icon Knife-wielding man threatens Stocklands security guard

‘The victim attempted to evade the knife by stepping backwards and yelling for help’

No answers for CQ public why youth lit Cobraball fire

premium_icon No answers for CQ public why youth lit Cobraball fire

THE public may never know why a Capricorn Coast youth lit a fire that ended up destroying 36 structures including 15 homes and 12,000 hectares of vegetation.

Sun 17 Nov 2019

OPINION: ‘Mistake of fact’ defence rape laws need balance

premium_icon OPINION: ‘Mistake of fact’ defence rape laws need balance

Recent rape trail in Rockhampton shows need for balance between keeping “mistake of fact” defence in place and putting in place guidelines to weed out abusers.

Rape ‘mistake of fact’ defence leads to man found not guilty

premium_icon Rape ‘mistake of fact’ defence leads to man found not guilty

A YOUNG Central Queensland cowboy was this week acquitted of rape after successfully arguing “mistake of fact” that the woman he had sex with was able to give...

Sat 16 Nov 2019

Yeppoon drug driver nabbed twice in a day

premium_icon Yeppoon drug driver nabbed twice in a day

Robert Alan Rafter got picked up just 32 minutes later for the same offence.

Fri 15 Nov 2019

Police cop man in staff-only area

premium_icon Police cop man in staff-only area

A MAN who urinated in a restricted area at a police station has been fined.

P-plater caught drink driving for fifth time

premium_icon P-plater caught drink driving for fifth time

Michelle Davies faced up to her fifth drink-driving offence in 14 years.

‘I’ll send you back to jail’: Woman’s threat in ‘crazy’ case

premium_icon ‘I’ll send you back to jail’: Woman’s threat in ‘crazy’ case

He's not to have any contact with her, but she continually contacted him asking for money and threatening to send him back to jail. He ended up with 18 charges.

Thu 14 Nov 2019

Notorious QLD paedophile victim now struggles with PTS

premium_icon Notorious QLD paedophile victim now struggles with PTS

A VICTIM of notorious paedophile Kevin Lynch is only now, 35 years later, struggling with post traumatic issues from the historical abuse.

Wed 13 Nov 2019

Drug trafficker told cop of plans to blow up gun shop

premium_icon Drug trafficker told cop of plans to blow up gun shop

A MAN who trafficked more than eight kilograms of methamphetamines in 14 months, making over $1 million for his supplier, told a cop about plans to blow up a gun...

Mon 11 Nov 2019

Surprising find after police search driver’s backpack

premium_icon Surprising find after police search driver’s backpack

It was just a simple vehicle intercept by police, but it’s the surprise on the passenger seat that landed him in court.

Fri 8 Nov 2019

NAME AND SHAME: Driver smoked pot to sleep, told ‘try milk’ by magistrate

premium_icon NAME AND SHAME: Driver smoked pot to sleep, told ‘try milk’ by...

A MAGISTRATE a man who had smoked marijuana to help him sleep and was busted driving the next day, to “try some warm milk next time”.

Miner in court after reaction to 'wife's affair'

premium_icon Miner in court after reaction to 'wife's affair'

A MINER struggling to come to terms with the end of his long term relationship after finding out his partner was cheating him with a married man.

Jail warning mum says need holiday

premium_icon Jail warning mum says need holiday

Mum who drove disqualified said her teenage daughter had been threatened to be bashed at Stockland Rockhampton

Tue 5 Nov 2019

Accused arsonist granted bail next door to crime scene

premium_icon Accused arsonist granted bail next door to crime scene

Police alleged the accused intentionally lit the fire to cause substantial damage so the landlord could make an insurance claim to have the damage repaired.

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