Pomona police wrap, November 2017

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Billy goats gruff: October this year was sorta like our typical February/March at Pomona with early local flooding at all the usual sposts; Subway Avenue, the 6 Mile Creek bridges and crossings at Louis Bazzo Drive and Pomona Kin Kin Road closed for a few days. Whilst the majority, especially those on tank water, rejoiced at the drought breaker, we had the usual issues with some locals ignoring road closed signs particularly at 6 Mile Bridge and Pomona Kin Kin Road, Pomona.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads, who are responsible for these roads and crossings, deploy traffic controllers for a visible presence and to advise motorists of the reasons for the closures, alternate routes and expected opening times. We had about a dozen vehicles reported ignoring and even moving these signs and driving past traffic controllers to cross the bridges. People are understandably confused and frustrated by the length of the bridge closures when they know the water is no longer covering the road. The reason for this is that Transport and Main Roads engineers are required to wait until the water is at least two metres under the bridges before they can complete a structural inspection, which is for our safety after all folks. The crossings are then opened as soon a possible.

Please understand that the traffic controllers have no say in this, are just doing their jobs, and that there are ways around albeit a longer trip, via the Old Bruce Highway or Jampot Creek Roads and that if push comes to shove, we can issue substantial fines for continued non-compliance. We will issue infringement notices if it continues so please obey the signs, plan your alternate routes and treat the traffic controllers with respect lest the police troll catches little Billy goats trip trapping over the bridge!

Unwelcome guests: June and July this year saw multiple break and enter offences committed at business premises within the Pomona township. Fortunately with the assistance of forensic evidence these offences have been solved. These offences highlight the issue of offenders travelling to Pomona from outside the area in some cases from as far away as Brisbane to commit offences.

To help detect and deter these offences and improve business and public safety, I intend applying for the excellent system that Cooroy has installed with CCTV monitoring of the CBD and main traffic routes. These cameras are capable of reading registration plates and identifying wanted persons and stolen vehicles. We already have some switched on businesses in Pomona with internal CCTV monitoring, but this system will focus on the businesses and streets around town. This system has solved major crimes in Cooroy and the hinterland and boosted community confidence. Importantly, the system is wholly funded by proceeds of crime so the community gets this protection for free. I have appointed a local community volunteer who will be approaching businesses in Pomona with this proposal and would greatly appreciate your support in obtaining this excellent public safety and crime fighting resource.

Until next time – stay well and be good to each other.

Sergeant Dan McNamara on Nov 9, 2017 @ 1:21pm

 
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