News

Man stole rego plates from wreckers to stop car being towed

STEALING registration plates from a Kawana car wreckers to use on his unregistered vehicle landed a 36-year-old man in Rockhampton Magistrates Court yesterday.

Cole Matthew Duggan told police he took one Queensland registration plate and one Victorian registration plate from the wreckers without paying for them on September 8 so he could park his car on the street without being towed.

Police prosecutor Clancy Fox told the court Duggan took two different plates "because he could not locate two the same".

In a separate charge between July and August, the court heard Duggan damaged a wall, window and dishwasher of a rental property at Berserker.

Duggan, 36, pleaded guilty to one count each of stealing and wilful damage.

He was sentenced to one month in prison for stealing the plates and two months in prison for wilful damage, wholly suspended for 18months.

Topics:  number plates, rockhampton magistrates court




Coowonga wants action over ‘worst road conditions’

ROAD WOES: Dean Hinton has had enough of driving on ‘dangerous’ roads in Coowonga and is calling for council to prioritise funds to repair dirt roads.

Coowonga residents call on council to step up

Biloela man in court charged for torturing baby

Court photo   Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin

22-year-old man appeared on eight charges

Latest deals and offers


Your Chance to Win

A Holiday to Kingfisher Bay!
Learn More

Bluff Point tree event on Sunday

Brett Griesel planting native trees adjacent to Kemp Beach at a revegetation event last year.

Tree planting to add to Bluff Point upgrade

Bonka will tear walls down at the Giddy Goat

PARTY TIME: Queensland’s Bonka will perform at The Giddy Goat on Saturday night.

Bonka will play on Saturday at Rockhampton’s Giddy Goat

Lady Gaga is a godmother

Lady Gaga has become a godmother to her friends' daughter

Will Turbo be taken off TV?

Memes about Turbo are flowing on Social media.

PEOPLE want Turbo taken off TV, but will Prospero Productions the ma

Police charge in after Lohan claims fiance tried to kill her

"You tried to kill me. You're a f*****g psycho".

Prince Harry regrets not talking about Diana's death

Diana, Princess of Wales, enjoys a ride on the Maid of Mist in Niagara Falls, Ont., in this Oct., 1991, with her sons Prince Harry, then 7, and Prince William, then 9.

The royal was 12 years old when his mother was killed

Oh Kim, be careful with the spray tan when breast feeding

Kim Kardashian West accidentally smothered North's face in fake tan

You can own this Queensland town for just $1

Yelarbon

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

Iconic Denison St building sold for close to $1M

The Swan Hotel building in Denison St.

ONE of Rockhampton’s most iconic buildings has been sold

Unique Rockhampton bar hits the market

HOT PROPERTY: Cuban themed bar Chango Chango is up for sale.

Popular Rocky bar hits the market.

72-year-old Coast developer set to start new project

GREEN LIGHT: The Cosmopolitan has been approved for development at Cotton Tree.

Meet the Canberran set to deliver another chapter for Coast suburb

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd