Officer-in-charge of Kingaroy Police, Snr Sgt David Tierney

May 6, 2020

Kingaroy Police have charged three people with various offences following an incident during which a police car was damaged.

At about 10:20pm on Tuesday, police received information that an allegedly stolen Toyota Corolla was approaching Kingaroy.

The vehicle, which disappeared from Urangan between April 30 and May 2, was being tracked via GPS.

Police say they located the vehicle on Kingaroy-Cooyar Road and attempted to intercept, however the driver accelerated away at high speed.

At 12:10am on Wednesday, police received information the vehicle was now parked at a Kurtellen Crescent address.

Police located the vehicle parked inside a garage.

Officer-in-charge of Kingaroy Police, Senior Sergeant David Tierney, said two women were at the house, as well as two men allegedly hiding in the main bedroom – one on top of the other.

A 31-year-old Point Vernon woman allegedly tried to reverse the Corolla through the garage door, causing extensive damage to the door and striking a police vehicle parked in the driveway.

She then allegedly tested positive at a roadside drug test; a search also allegedly located a small quantity of amphetamine and drug utensils.

Three people were due to appear in Kingaroy Magistrates Court on Wednesday:

  • A 28-year-old Maryborough man charged with stealing a motor vehicle, evading police and unlicensed driving.
  • A 30-year-old Clinton woman charged with stealing a motor vehicle.
  • A 31-year-old Point Vernon woman charged with stealing a motor vehicle, possession of a dangerous drug and drug utensils, breach of bail, obstructing police, dangerous driving while adversely affected, and drug driving.

Police investigations are continuing.

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