Police swoop in Aspley parks crackdown
DETECTIVES from North Brisbane Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) had today (Wednesday, October 15) closed a significant operation targeting anti-social behaviour and squatting in the Aspley area, police media reported.
Operation Mike Publish started this morning in two, short-term and residential parks on Gympie Rd, Aspley, as police launched eight raids.
Preliminary figures indicated 19 people were charged with 47 offences including stealing, drug possession/supply, drug driving and various traffic offences.
About 157 street checks were performed by officers from 8am to 11am.
Detective Acting Inspector David Jackman, North Brisbane District crime services manager, said police had noticed a pattern of anti-social behaviour and squatting within the two parks.
“We want the community to know police are determined to identify those involved in anti-social and other illegal activity and we maximised police resources throughout the area today to do so.”
Police reminded members of the public they could provide information anonymously to Crime Stoppers.
Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.
Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation working in partnership with the Queensland Police Service.
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