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19 May, 2022

Local crime rates lower over past 2 weeks

Oakey Police Officer-in-charge Sergeant John Cook says Oakey has not suffered much crime throughout the past two weeks, mainly due to recent heavy rainfall.

Sgt. Cook said local residents would be pleased to hear that all crime has been extremely low over the past two weeks. 

He said the recent wet weather was the probable cause for the low number. 

“Really, we are just urging people to be careful on the roads now,” he said.

“There’s been an increase in the number of fatal crashes across all of Queensland due to wet weather.

“Make sure you’re always wearing your seatbelt when driving and to follow the fatal five causes of crashes - speeding, not wearing seatbelts, mobile phones and distractions, fatigued driving and driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.”

Sgt. Cook reminds people to continue to be vigilant to stop theft and break and enters.

“The number one thing that thieves want is your car keys,” he said. 

“So lock your house and hide your car keys because we know that its the best way to prevent theft.”

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