October 2020

Published a story 20th Oct 2020 2:47 PM

A Toowoomba teenager has been ordered to forfeit almost $11,000 cash found during a police search of his home which police suspected was the proceeds of drug crime.

Toowoomba teen ordered to forfeit almost $11,000 cash

A Toowoomba teenager has been ordered to forfeit almost $11,000 cash found during a police search of his home which police suspected was the proceeds of drug crime.

Published a story 20th Oct 2020 2:38 PM

A Toowoomba man’s attempt to grow his own cannabis was short lived after a police search of his home put an end to his horticultural pursuits.

Man caught growing cannabis at his Toowoomba home

A Toowoomba man’s attempt to grow his own cannabis was short lived after a police search of his home put an end to his horticultural pursuits.

Published a story 20th Oct 2020 2:23 PM

A 21-year-old man who crashed his car on the way home from a Toowoomba hotel but kept driving ultimately blew a breath/alcohol reading almost four times the legal limit when pulled over by police.

Crash driver blew almost four times the legal limit

A 21-year-old man who crashed his car on the way home from a Toowoomba hotel but kept driving ultimately blew a breath/alcohol reading almost four times the legal limit when pulled over by police.

Published a story 19th Oct 2020 4:10 PM

A southwest Queensland man has been fined thousands for stealing two horses he had previously owned.

Man hit with massive fine for stealing sold horses

A southwest Queensland man has been fined thousands for stealing two horses he had previously owned.

Published a story 19th Oct 2020 4:01 PM

A Toowoomba man has been hit with a hefty fine after assaulting a man he believed was ignoring him at a shopping centre bus stop. He then started to shadow box and put the man in a choker hold, a city court heard.

Grand Central bus stop bust-up costs man $1000

A Toowoomba man has been hit with a hefty fine after assaulting a man he believed was ignoring him at a shopping centre bus stop. He then started to shadow box and put the man in a choker hold, a city court heard.

Published a story 19th Oct 2020 1:38 PM

Stealing two horses that he had previously owned has left a 50-year-old man with a sizeable penalty.

Horse stealing costs man more than $8000 in fines

Stealing two horses that he had previously owned has left a 50-year-old man with a sizeable penalty.

Published a story 18th Oct 2020 4:17 PM

TWO Toowoomba teenagers responsible for a series of car thefts at knifepoint have walked out of court without as much as a conviction.

Teenagers who stole cars at knifepoint escape convictions

TWO Toowoomba teenagers responsible for a series of car thefts at knifepoint have walked out of court without as much as a conviction.

Published a story 16th Oct 2020 3:48 PM

Lawyers can only work with what they’ve got and sometimes that’s not a lot.

Prisoners can be a law unto themselves when it comes to dress

Lawyers can only work with what they’ve got and sometimes that’s not a lot.

Published a story 16th Oct 2020 3:09 PM

A 42-YEAR-OLD man who admitted to stealing a bus in Toowoomba and attempting to break into two Clifford Garden banks has been handed a 12-month jail term.

Man who stole bus and attempted to break into banks jailed

A 42-YEAR-OLD man who admitted to stealing a bus in Toowoomba and attempting to break into two Clifford Garden banks has been handed a 12-month jail term.

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Peter started in 1976 as apprentice typesetter/comp and has 32 years with The Chronicle in three stints (in between working/holidays in UK/Europe, Brisbane and Melbourne). Entered editorial from comp room in 1996.