July 2020

Published a story 13th Jul 2020 4:22 PM

An Ipswich magistrate has praised the honesty of a man who admitted to police that his licence was suspended

‘I’m an idiot’: Driver comes clean with police

An Ipswich magistrate has praised the honesty of a man who admitted to police that his licence was suspended

Published a story 13th Jul 2020 9:51 AM

An Ipswich woman was woken in the night to find her property strewn across the floor, and a recidivist thief running away with her purse

Handbag thief ‘sick and tired of jail’

An Ipswich woman was woken in the night to find her property strewn across the floor, and a recidivist thief running away with her purse

Published a story 11th Jul 2020 3:55 PM

A vet nurse from Springfield told an Ipswich magistrate he only had drank two ciders after blowing 0.079.

NAMED AND SHAMED: 13 drink, drug drivers in Ipswich court

A vet nurse from Springfield told an Ipswich magistrate he only had drank two ciders after blowing 0.079.

Published a story 11th Jul 2020 3:31 PM

The offenders would simply walk out past staff without payment.

Ice addict’s sneaky scheme rips off Bunnings for thousands

The offenders would simply walk out past staff without payment.

Published a story 10th Jul 2020 1:36 PM

A woman has admitted to her part in the risky rip-off of the major supermarket

Coles fleeced in $20,000 organised grocery scam

A woman has admitted to her part in the risky rip-off of the major supermarket

Published a story 10th Jul 2020 12:24 PM

Police spotted a man wearing a balaclava while driving before trying to intercept him

Balaclava wearing ice addict triggered ‘irrational’ chase

Police spotted a man wearing a balaclava while driving before trying to intercept him

Published a story 9th Jul 2020 5:00 PM

Magistrate labels Ipswich woman an utter nuisance after hearing of her string of offending

‘Serial pest’ jailed after string of offences

Magistrate labels Ipswich woman an utter nuisance after hearing of her string of offending

Published a story 9th Jul 2020 4:40 PM

A woman is accused of failing to provide proper care to an elderly person at a rural property

Cruelty accused gets all clear to cross-examine witnesses

A woman is accused of failing to provide proper care to an elderly person at a rural property

Published a story 9th Jul 2020 4:25 PM

Court hears man charged with disqualified driving has shocking history while behind the wheel

FIFO dad on final warning before jail

Court hears man charged with disqualified driving has shocking history while behind the wheel

Published a story 9th Jul 2020 10:17 AM

An Ipswich court has heard a man was lucky to escape being bitten by a police dog after climbing a 100m tower

‘Yes you are an idiot’: Magistrate blasts tower climber

An Ipswich court has heard a man was lucky to escape being bitten by a police dog after climbing a 100m tower

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Reporter Ross Irby has wander-lust mixed with a sense of adventure, spending way too many years roaming about Australia, its back roads and off-shore foreign lands. Enjoys a yarn, story telling and tales, along with curiosity to find out about the lives and (mis)adventures of others. An off-beat sense of humour, not taking it all too seriously, along with big doses of flexibility/adaptability whatever the situation is the best way to go. You have to have the life experiences to have empathy with others.