Updated News for Sunshine Coast: June 2023

Updated: 19 June 2023 (update 2)

Homicide investigation, Noosa Heads

The family of an 87-year-old man found deceased on a Noosa Heads beach yesterday morning have released a photo in the hope it will encourage more witnesses to come forward.

Detectives investigating the death of John Kerr are appealing for anyone who saw him in the area near Hastings Street or a pathway to the beach at Noosa Woods, between 5am and 7am yesterday (June 18), to contact them.

Investigations are continuing.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting or call 131 444.

Report crime information anonymously via Crime Stoppers. Call 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestoppersqld.com.au.

Updated: 19 June 2023

Homicide investigation, Noosa Heads

Detectives from the Sunshine Coast continue to appeal for members of the public to come forward with information as they investigate the death of an 87-year-old man on a beachfront path at Noosa Heads yesterday, (June 18).

Officers are appealing to anyone who may have seen a man who was naked, or in various stages of undress, anywhere near the northern end of Hastings Street or walking into the Noosa Woods pathways between 5am and 7am yesterday, to contact them.

A 27-year-old Gympie man remains in police custody and has been charged with the serious assault of a 69-year-old man on Hastings Street around the same time.

It is believed the second assaulted man was not known to the 87-year-old.

The 27-year-old will face the Maroochydore Magistrates Court this morning.

Investigations are continuing.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting or call 131 444.

Report crime information anonymously via Crime Stoppers. Call 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestoppersqld.com.au.

Quote this reference number: QP2301005586

14 June 2023

Missing Woman, Sunshine Coast

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate a 32-year-old woman reported missing from the Sunshine Coast.

Arielle, who is also known as Gloria, was last seen on May 15 leaving a Moffat Beach facility.

She was reported missing to police on June 10.

Concerns are held for the woman’s welfare as she suffers from a medical condition requiring medication.

She is described as Caucasian, approximately 160cm tall, with a slim build, blonde hair and hazel eyes.

It is believed she may have travelled to the Byron Bay/Suffolk Park areas.

Anyone who may know of the woman’s whereabouts is asked to contact police.If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting.

Report crime information anonymously via Crime Stoppers. Call 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestoppersqld.com.au.Quote this reference number: QP2300957615

8 June 2023

Lock up your vehicles, Coolum Police

Following recent break ins to vehicles, Coolum Police are reminding residents to ensure their vehicles are locked and secured, preferably in a locked garage when possible.

Some of the incidents attended revealed the vehicles had been left unlocked outside the premises which become easy targets for opportunistic offences.

Officer in Charge (OIC) of Coolum Police Senior Sergeant Hardy Wirth suggested some security tips to help avoid thefts or break ins.

“It is best if vehicles are left locked in a secure garage with remotes removed from the vehicle and instead stored in a secure, non-visible place inside your dwelling,” OIC Police Senior Sergeant Hardy Wirth.

“This makes it more difficult for opportunistic thieves to steal or break into your vehicles.

“We ask residents to be more vigilant and to remove all valuables from the vehicle”.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting or call 131 444.

Report crime information anonymously via Crime Stoppers. Call 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestoppersqld.com.au.

7 June 2023

Robbery and Wounding, Maroochydore

Police are investigating a robbery and wounding of a 50-year-old man in Maroochydore yesterday afternoon, June 6.

Initial investigations indicate a group of men attended an address on School Road shortly before 5pm.

The male resident and the group, who are known to each other, were involved in an altercation, when the man was assaulted and sustained a stab wound to the leg.

The group proceeded to steal a number of personal items from the residence, before leaving the scene in an unknown vehicle.

The man was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

A crime scene was declared and investigations are continuing.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting or call 131 444.

Report crime information anonymously via Crime Stoppers. Call 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestoppersqld.com.au.Quote this reference number: QP2300935819

6 June 2023

Stealing Offences, Sunshine Coast

Police are appealing for public assistance in relation to a number of stealing offences on the Sunshine Coast and Moreton areas between February and June this year.

Shortly before 11.30pm on May 25, a black Holden Barina attended a service station along Steve Irwin Way in Glenview where the driver refuelled.

The car then left the service station without paying for the fuel.

The same car, bearing a series of false number plates, is believed to have been involved in more than 20 similar incidents around the Sunshine Coast and Moreton areas.

The car is described as black with a red roof, and may have been painted red in earlier incidents.

Police have released vision of a man who may be able to assist with investigations.

Anyone with information about the man, the car or the incidents is urged to contact police.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting or call 131 444.Report crime information anonymously via Crime Stoppers. Call 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestoppersqld.com.au.

Share:

MORE STORIES...

Scroll to Top