Couple Arrested After String of Break and Enter Offences

A couple, a 26-year-old man from Warner and a 33-year-old woman from Chermside, have been arrested and charged concerning a series of break and enter offences in the Stafford Heights and Chermside areas earlier this week.



The incidents began unfolding around 7:15 am on Tuesday, February 6th when residents of a home on Ringrose Street in Stafford Heights arrived to find two men allegedly loading property from their residence into a red Hyundai IX35. The offenders had allegedly forced entry through the front door and stolen items from three bedrooms.

As the alleged thieves fled the scene in the Hyundai, the quick-thinking residents avoided their cars from the thieves’ route, narrowly avoiding a collision. Some stolen goods spilled from the open boot of the getaway car along Webster Road and Kitchener Road.

A short time later, police received a report of the suspected red Hyundai parked in the car park of a unit complex on Spark Street in Chermside. Upon arriving at the location, officers allege they found not only the vehicle, which had been reported stolen from Aspley on January 25th, but a large haul of suspected stolen property inside.



Further investigations led police to a nearby hotel room, where they allegedly uncovered more stolen goods taken from a unit on Latham Street in Chermside.

The 26-year-old Warner man was arrested and charged with entering a dwelling to commit an indictable offence, two counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, receiving tainted property, and possession of a knife in a public place. He is due to appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court on February 28th.

His alleged 33-year-old female accomplice from Chermside was charged with receiving tainted property and possessing drug utensils. She is scheduled to face Brisbane Magistrates Court on March 8th.

Police state a third man allegedly fled the scene and remains at large. They are appealing to the public for any further information related to the case.

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 these reference numbers: QP2400211073, QP2400209561, QP2400144861, QP2400211196

Published 8-February-2024

Plans Lodged for a 24-hour Medical Centre in Busy Stafford Intersection

A car sales yard along the intersection of Stafford and Webster Roads could be replaced by a 24-hour medical centre if a development application from Ethos Urban receives the green light.



The planned site, spanning 3,803 square metres, will become the home of a new two-storey facility that will accommodate tenancies for 15 general practitioners and 78 underground car parking spaces. It will be open to Brisbane north residents 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The development application (DA A005697853), filed with Council in April 2021, seeks to demolish and turn the car yard into a commercial site as well, providing wide-ranging allied health services for the community. 

24-hour Medical Centre
Photo Credit: Developmenti/BCC

Ethos Urban outlined in its application that the site is in a prominent location, which will be crucial to running a successful facility. The developers said that based on their research, this local area needs more medical clinics as it’s below the Queensland benchmark for GP providers per 10,000 people.

“The proposal is consistent with the character of the locality and community expectations for the site and is responsive to local community needs. It represents a high-quality architectural design that protects the amenity of nearby residential uses through good design, extensive landscaping and noise mitigation measures,” the planners stated.

24-hour Medical Centre
Photo Credit: Developmenti/BCC

Whilst there are at least two medical centres nearby, such as the Stafford City Doctors and the Stafford Rd Medical Practice, there is no 24-hour medical centre in the area.



Council is still assessing the application and is awaiting the submission of the State Assessment and Referral Agency (SARA) report, which should be ready by September 2021.