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Curfew ‘needed’ to curb out-of-control youth crime

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Queensland Police Commissioner Ian Stewart has flown to Mt Isa to address soaring drug use and youth crime in the mining town.

Hundreds of locals recently signed a petition calling for a curfew to reduce juvenile crime after a 10-year-old boy was charged with burning down a police beat shopfront.

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Mr Stewart has also recently spoken out about the rising ice problem in regional and remote communities, saying authorities must work closely with community and indigenous groups to find a solution.

On August 22, residents of Short Street, Pioneer heard explosions at the local Police Beat. A police car was also destroyed.

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