How Moreton Bay Regional Council Cameras Help Police

Moreton Police District Police work closely with the Moreton Bay Regional Council Public Safety Department to ensure that we are all working to keep our community safe.

The council’s CCTV camera system continues to help police with its license plate recognition capabilities to detect stolen vehicles.

A white BMW was stolen from an address on Leyland Avenue, Deception Bay between 8 p.m. on October 20 and 7 a.m. on October 21, after entering the house and the keys being stolen.

The vehicle was initially detected by the council’s camera system at 4:16 a.m. on October 20 on Lower King Street in Caboolture.

Further detections were triggered at 5:08 a.m. on Trafalgar Drive, Morayfield, 6:54 a.m. at Uhlmann Road, Burpengary, 7:48 a.m. at Pitt Road, Burpengary, back at Uhlmann Road at 9:33 a.m. and again at Trafalgar Drive Morayfield at 9:39 a.m.

The vehicle then triggered a camera at 11:34 am on the D’Aguilar highway in Wamuran. The police have been notified by the council.

Moreton Tactical Crime Squad police attended the area and located the vehicle at the corner of Mount Mee Road and the D’Aguilar Expressway. D’Aguilar pulled into a parking lot with a man inside. A second was observed exiting the vehicle and heading to a nearby store where he was apprehended.

The alleged offenders were arrested without incident.

A 15-year-old boy from Highworth has received a summons for illegal use of a motor vehicle and possession of a utensil used in connection with a dangerous drug. He is scheduled to appear in Caboolture Juvenile Court at a later date.

A 23-year-old man from Deception Bay has been charged with burglary, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, driving without a license, possession of a restricted item and entering premises and committing a criminal act. He will appear in Caboolture Magistrates’ Court on November 11.

These cameras are an invaluable tool used every day in our investigative process.

Greg Flint, public safety coordinator for Moreton Bay Regional Council, said: Moreton Bay Regional Council operates an extensive network of cameras in various public places in the area.

“More than 50 of these cameras have been deployed to support the detection of stolen vehicles.

“The council is committed to working in partnership with QPS to improve community safety in this region.

We look forward to continuing our work with Moreton Bay Regional Council to keep our community safe.

Elna M. Lemons