Stolen car offences in Logan prompt warning from police

POLICE are warning residents in the Logan district to bolster vehicle security following a string of car and number plate thefts.

OPPORTUNISTIC: Logan police are warning car owners to keep their valuables out of sight from thieves. Photo: Queensland Police Service

OPPORTUNISTIC: Logan police are warning car owners to keep their valuables out of sight from thieves. Photo: Queensland Police Service

A Queensland Police Service spokesperson called on people to report suspicious activity. 

“Suspicious behaviour relates to people, vehicles and any other activity you believe is suspicious. Sitting on our hands and not reporting any and all information will not assist police in capturing offenders and preventing these crimes from occurring,” the spokesperson said.

“Most of these offences are opportunistic.  There are a number of safeguards you can use to lessen the likelihood of being a victim of thefts and damage to vehicles.”

People are encouraged to secure registration plates with one way screws, lock all entry points and fully close windows, remove valuables and personal documents out of sight from the vehicle and park in a well-lit and visible area.

Further measures include installing a car alarm, immobiliser, ignition shield, steering wheel lock, window etching, microdots or a GPS tracker.

Logan police are continuing investigations into a number of cases of car theft and damage.

Waterford West crash

PARAMEDICS transported a female patient to Logan Hospital following a two-vehicle crash at Waterford West on Tuesday night.

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesperson said emergency services were called to Kingston Road at 6.47pm on Tuesday, October 9 due to an incident involving a truck and a second unspecified vehicle.

The woman was assessed and transported to hospital in stable condition.

If you have information which can assist police contact Policelink on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.