Disturbances at hospital

STANTHORPE Police were called to the hospital last Thursday night to assist staff with a 31-year-old male patient who was searched and found to be in possession of cannabis.

Senior Sergeant Mark Ireland said the male was subsequently charged with possession of dangerous drugs.

He said a second incident at the hospital occurred at about 3.30am this morning where a highly intoxicated male was creating a disturbance in the hospital grounds.

"A 33-year-old man was detained at the scene and charged with creating a public nuisance," Snr Sgt Ireland said.

"A 14-year-old male youth was also charged with public nuisance after being observed by police using loud and obscene language at the checkout of Stanthorpe IGA on Saturday afternoon.

"He will face Stanthorpe Children's Court in February."

Snr Sgt Ireland also said police are investigating two related assaults that occurred on the afternoon of January 4, with the first involving a 48-year-old man allegedly assaulted on Amiens Rd after an argument escalated between two men.

"Later that evening police attended Stanthorpe Hospital where a 47-year-old man was being treated for burns to his arms and chest.

"It is alleged that a male involved in the first incident had thrown hot liquid over the victim after an argument got out of hand.

"Both matters are currently under investigation by police."

Meanwhile a number of minor stealing and damage offences have been reported during the week primarily in College Rd and Britannia St where solar lights have been stolen from the front yards of premises.

Snr Sgt Ireland also said a letter box was reported stolen from an address in Bridge St.

Members of the public are asked to call the Stanthorpe Police immediately on 4681 6400 if they sight anybody considered suspicious in the area.

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