Thieves pick through paddocks
AS THE region moves into the worst of the dry season, one Mirani farmer has returned to his paddock to find his irrigation system in tatters.
Mackay Police Senior Constable Steve Smith said the farmer discovered thieves had targeted equipment in a paddock at his Mirani-Eton Rd property.
Snr Const Smith said an offender — or offenders — had stolen an irrigation hydrant, a 900 cranking amp tractor battery and 800 litres of diesel fuel from the irrigation tank.
It was suspected an irrigation hydrant was damaged by a vehicle running over it, he said.
Police believe the incident occurred sometime between Wednesday, October 2 and Tuesday, October 8.
Snr Const Smith appealed for anyone who may have information about the location of the stolen items or the offence itself to contact police as soon as possible.
If you have information for police, phone Policelink on 13 14 44 or provide information using the online form.
You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, by phoning 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au.
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