February 11, 2019
A 32-year-old Labrador man will appear in Kingaroy Magistrates Court on multiple charges following a wild ride to the South Burnett from the Gold Coast via Bribie Island.
It will be alleged the man broke into a residence in Labrador on February 5 and stole a set of keys for a Holden Commodore, which he then drove off.
Police allege the vehicle was then involved in a fuel drive-off from a service station at Nerang.
At 3:50pm on February 6, the Commodore crashed into a stationary Toyota Yaris at a set of lights on Musgrave Avenue at Southport.
Police allege the Commodore drove on to the footpath and left the scene. The two occupants of the car were not physically injured.
Shortly afterwards, the Commodore was abandoned at a work site at Molendinar where a Mitsubishi Triton was stolen.
At 2:00am on Saturday, police patrolling on Bribie Island spotted the stolen Triton. They activated lights and sirens however the vehicle allegedly sped away.
About 5:00am the same day, a man filled up the Triton at a service station in Henry Street at Nanango and allegedly left without paying.
At 10:17pm, the Triton was again filled up – this time at a service station on Youngman Street at Kingaroy – and again allegedly left without paying.
At 11:29pm on Saturday, police located the Triton on Albert Street at Kingaroy and activated lights and sirens however the vehicle sped off.
Police successfully stopped the vehicle by deploying a tyre deflation device on Kingaroy-Burrandowan Road.
The man was arrested a short time later.
He is facing 21 charges including breach of bail, burglary, break and enter, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, evading police, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, serious assault on a police officer, drug driving and failing to stop at a red light.