July 2020

Published a story 14th Jul 2020 5:04 PM

An Ipswich court heard a tiling business owner was now forced to pay $100 a day for a dedicated driver

Business owner caught unlicensed twice in two days

An Ipswich court heard a tiling business owner was now forced to pay $100 a day for a dedicated driver

Published a story 14th Jul 2020 4:54 PM

A tradesman assaulted a woman and damaged her phone after she filmed him parking in a disabled spot at Bunnings

Tradie’s tantrum after taking disabled park

A tradesman assaulted a woman and damaged her phone after she filmed him parking in a disabled spot at Bunnings

Published a story 14th Jul 2020 2:57 PM

A teenager has admitted his part in a group attack on a man during what was supposed to be a romantic date

Teen jailed over date night ambush

A teenager has admitted his part in a group attack on a man during what was supposed to be a romantic date

Published a story 13th Jul 2020 6:11 PM

Police who were called to a crash found an unopened cash register left behind by four armed robbers

Bungling getaway driver crashed girlfriend’s car

Police who were called to a crash found an unopened cash register left behind by four armed robbers

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

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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.