News

Dalby man charged over Gold Coast crime spree

A DALBY man, 22, and an Ellen Grove man, 23, have been charged following a series of incidents in the South Eastern Region.

Around 3.10pm yesterday, police observed a stolen hatchback sedan driving along The Esplanade at Surfers Paradise and intercepted it. While officers approached the vehicle on foot it allegedly sped off.

Around 4.25pm, a man entered a bottle shop on Admiralty Drive and grabbed a quantity of alcohol before allegedly punching the 23-year-old male attendant in the face and leaving in the same stolen vehicle waiting outside.

The Police Helicopter, POLAIR, was notified and located the vehicle a short time later at Jade Court, Molendinar. An attempt to intercept the vehicle at that location was unsuccessful before it sped off.

A short time after the vehicle crashed into a fence off Town Centre Drive at Helensvale before it is alleged one of the occupants attempted to punch a police officer.

It is alleged the man remained aggressive and continued to struggle with the officer and another officer, a police dog squad handler, before producing a screw driver.

The police dog was then deployed and the man was successfully restrained and arrested. The man, a 22-year-old, received minor puncture wounds to his leg as a result of the police dog deployment.

The vehicle was reported stolen from a Kangaroo Point address yesterday morning.

The 22-year-old has been charged with seven offences including burglary, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, dangerous operation of a vehicle, failure to stop a motor vehicle, and obstruct police. The 23-year-old has been charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

Both are due to appear before the Southport Magistrates Court today.
 


Local Real Estate

finda logo
Featured Real Estate
Landmark Property On 3... Expression Of...
Commercial After 38 years the owners of Lehmann Motors at Tarampa are looking ...
AUCTION - RELOCATION... AUCTION
House 4 2 4
RUSTIC LOG HOUSE ON... offers over...
House 4 2 4

Join the Community.

Get your local news, your way.

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.


Marketplace

Special Offers & Promotions

Compare & Save