Adrift boat was set for harbour

A BOAT adrift in Targinie Creek yesterday had to be tied up by the water police to stop it from entering the harbour and becoming a “navigational hazard”.

Police received a call at 10.45am to say a boat was adrift and heading towards the harbour.

The water police tied the boat up where they found it and have attempted to make contact with the owners, but have been unsuccessful so far.

A COUPLE was rescued from Middle Bank yesterday afternoon after their vessel became stuck.

Water police were called out at noon and removed the two passengers from the boat and brought them to shore.

They had to wait until high tide yesterday evening to retrieve the vessel.

GLADSTONE detectives are investigating a break and enter at a Gladstone home just before 6am yesterday.

A VEHICLE was seized by police yesterday afternoon and a 20-year-old female driver was arrested. The driver was a repeat unlicensed driver and her car was impounded for 48 hours.

INVESTIGATIONS into an attempted abduction of a 12-year-old girl at Tannum Sands are continuing.

The girl was riding her bicycle along the Turtle Way bike path when a man approached her and asked her to go with him.

He grabbed her arm as she tried to ride away, but a male cyclist intervened and the man walked away.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

A NUMBER of drink-driving incidents occurred over the weekend in the Gladstone region.

A 42-year-old female was intercepted on Silverton Drv in Tannum Sands and recorded a blood alcohol content of .065 just after midnight.

At 12.55am a 19-year-old female driver blew .073 on the Dawson Hwy near Banana.

On Beak St, New Auckland, a 23-year-old man blew .076 at 1.55am yesterday morning.

At 7.36am yesterday a 49-year-old male blew .066 at the Turkey Beach turnoff on the Bruce Hwy.