Monaro Police District news

Over a five day operation, Strike Force Puma targeted high risk traffic offenders and disqualified drivers in the region.

Arrests included:

• About 10.55am on Friday September 28, police stopped a Subaru Liberty on Cooma Street Queanbeyan, for a random breath test. Police allege that when the man was asked to produce his licence he was unable to do so. Further inquiries revealed the man had not held a licence since 1995. The Queanbeyan man returned a positive drug test result. He was prohibited from driving for 24 hours. He was charged at Queanbeyan Police Station with driving without a licence. After being granted conditional bail he will appear in Queanbeyan Local Court on 22 October.

• A Queanbeyan man, allegedly disqualified from driving until 2036, will face court later this month after being allegedly found behind the wheel of a car. Just before 5.45pm on Friday 28 September 2018, Strike Force Puma personnel detected an unregistered and uninsured Holden Commodore being driven along Southbar Road at Karabar. The driver was arrested and charged with driving whilst disqualified, driving an unregistered vehicle, driving uninsured vehicle. He was granted bail and will appear at Queanbeyan Local Court on 22 October 2018.

• At 5.15pm on Saturday the 29th of September 2018, Strike Force Puma police detected a black BMW with ACT registration plates allegedly belonging to another vehicle, being driven along Carinya Street, Queanbeyan. A Queanbeyan man, disqualified from driving until 23 July 2019, was arrested and charged with driving whilst disqualified, driving an unregistered vehicle, driving an uninsured vehicle, two counts of goods in custody suspected of being stolen, possessing a prohibited weapon and possession of a knife in a public place. He will appear in Queanbeyan Local Court on 5 November 2018. A Queanbeyan woman will appear at Queanbeyan Local Court on 7 November 2018 charged with possession a knife in a public place and possession of a prohibited weapon.