Residents living in a perpetual nightmare at Adelong Court, Morayfield, are anxiously awaiting the outcome of the court appearance of a 22-year-old Morayfield man charged in connection with the alleged slaying of more than 20 chickens and ducks at their homes on the night of February 21.
Police arrested the man on March 7 and charged him with two counts of unlawful entry plus one count each of wilful damage and injuring animals.
He was released on bail from Caboolture Watch-house on March 8 and is due to face Caboolture Magistrates Court on April 8. Detective Senior Sergeant Anthony Green, officer-in-charge of Caboolture District CIB, said his detectives were still investigating.
“Detectives from Caboolture CIB investigated the matter, a number of people were interviewed and statements were taken which resulted in the arrest,” he said. “Inquiries are still being conducted.”
SES volunteers should not be treated as free plumbers, arborists and roof repairers, says Moreton Bay Regional SES Unit local controller Henk van den Ende.
As the wetr weather and cyclones continue to menace Northern Queensland, now is the time to check your roofs for leaks and clear the gutters, he warned.
Mr van den Ende said the unit’s members were becoming increasingly frustrated at responding to trivial call-outs where the problems were easily preventable or should be fixed by the homeowner, not SES volunteers.
“Our key message is clean your gutters, clean your roof off,” he said. “If you’ve got a pre-existing leak, get a plumber or a roofer to fix it.”
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