Category Archives: Physical evidence

Criminal evidence (inc. adhesive tape, rope, soil, trace evidence, fibres, textiles, dyes, poisons, fertilisers) in relation to homicide, suicide, sexual assault, break & enter, hit & run etc.
Includes explosives, IEDs (Improvised explosive devices) oil spills and comparisons, physical evidence examination

Police investigating suspicious Gold Coast death

The Brisbane Times October 1, 2014 Marissa Calligeros

Police are investigating the suspicious death of a man on the Gold Coast.

The 37-year-old man was found dead on the back verandah of a house on Foxwell Road at Coomera about 4am on Wednesday.

Sewer sensors to sniff out bomb ingredients

BBC News Rebecca Morelle 29 September 2014

In Stockholm, sewer systems have been earmarked for a new use: the fight against terrorism is moving underground.  Devices are being used to detect minute traces of the bomb ingredients, recording their concentration, the time they were found and their location.

The scientists here are not just interested in what ends up down the drain, fumes from the manufacturing process also leak out into the air.  And in addition to the sewer devices, they’ve fitted sensors to rooftops and even cars.

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Ipswich buildings evacuated after suspicious bag found at bus stop

Brisbane Times Marissa Calligeros 29 September 2014

A section of the Ipswich CBD has been evacuated this morning after a bag was left unattended at a bus stop.

Police declared an “emergent situation” under the Public Safety Preservation Act after the blue suitcase was found under a seat at a bus stop on Bell Street about 7.20am on Monday.

Surrounding streets near the Ipswich City Mall, including Limestone, Ellenborough and East streets, have been cordoned off and several buildings have been evacuated.

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PSPA revoked, Ipswich

‘Grenade’ found in alleged bikie drug lab

Brisbane Times Marissa Calligeros 26 September 2014

A suspected hand grenade has been found inside an alleged bikie amphetamines lab in an Ipswich storage shed.  Precursor chemicals, glassware and a waste product of drug production have also been found in the storage unit.  It is understood officers from the Illicit Laboratory Investigations Team called in the Explosive Ordnance Response team after discovering the suspected grenade.

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Southport man among four charged after drugs, replica handguns found in raids

CSI Brisbane: More chemists wanted

ABC News | 612 ABC Brisbane Jessica Hinchcliffe 22 September 2014

The state’s main forensic testing lab hopes more students who dream of becoming crime scene investigators study chemistry to help keep Queensland at the forefront of the science.

Queensland Health’s director of forensic and scientific services Greg Shaw told 612 ABC Brisbane’s Kelly Higgins-Devine that many students are interested in forensic science, but adverse to studying pure chemistry.

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Suspicious fire, Loganholme

QPS News 22 September 2014

Police are investigating a fire which damaged a sports centre in Loganholme last night.  Police are treating the fire as suspicious at this time.

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Boat fires, Rosslyn Bay (Yeppoon)

QPS News 21 September 2014

Police are investigating the cause of fires that destroyed two boats and damaged three others at Rosslyn Bay overnight.  The cause of the fires are yet to be determined with police declaring a crime scene. Investigations are continuing

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