June 6, 2018
Two men and a teenager have been charged in relation to a string of offences allegedly committed in Murgon, Tiaro and Eli Waters earlier this week.
A 16-year-old boy from Cherbourg, an 18-year-old man from Rockhampton, and a 19-year-old man from Blackwater were charged after investigations into alleged break-and-enters and car thefts.
The two adults were expected to appear in Murgon Magistrates Court on Wednesday afternoon.
Police will allege the trio forced their way into a home in Perkins Street, Murgon, on Sunday evening and threatened a woman with a tomahawk, before stealing her house keys.
The woman was taken to Murgon Hospital with an arm injury which occurred when her door was allegedly forced open.
Police will further allege the trio was involved in an incident at the Royal Hotel in Tiaro where a window was smashed and multiple cartons of alcohol were stolen from the bar and bottleshop.
A Commodore stationwagon, which was being prepared for the Dunga Derby Rally For a Cause, was allegedly stolen and later involved in a crash at Cherbourg.
The trio also allegedly broke into multiple cars across Eli Waters including a vehicle in Spoonbill Way where a man was allegedly threatened with a knife.
The 16-year-old boy has been charged with eight counts of break and enter, eight counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, six counts of unlicensed driving, three counts of stealing, three counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, two counts of failing to stop and one count each of receiving tainted property, assault occasioning bodily harm and burglary.
The 19-year-old man has been charged with eight counts of break and enter, four counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, two counts of stealing and one count each of dangerous operation of a vehicle, possessing dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The 18-year-old man has been charged with three counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, two counts of stealing and one count each of armed robbery, assault occasioning bodily harm and unlicensed driving.