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Alleged thief roof-hopped across Ipswich in crime frenzy

Harley Scrivener is in Ipswich Courthouse facing multiple charges. Photo: Contributed
Harley Scrivener is in Ipswich Courthouse facing multiple charges. Photo: Contributed Contributed

POLICE have finally caught a man alleged to have been terrorising Ipswich residents from the rooftops over the past week.

Goodna man Harley Lee Scrivener, 24, is accused of a five-day, drug-fuelled crime spree that included the theft of several luxury vehicles from residents in Stafford, Moggill, Bellbowrie and Anstead.

He is also accused of being responsible for the attempted break and enter earlier this week of several houses across the Ipswich region.

Mr Scrivener was arrested on the roof of a house at Goodna about 3am yesterday after allegedly trying to break into yet another house, this time in Mattocks St.

Mr Scrivener did not appear in Ipswich Magistrates Court on Friday afternoon when his matter was briefly mentioned.

He is facing a litany of charges including armed robbery in company, burglary, break and enter, arson and common assault, to name a few.

Legal Aid solicitor Dylan Hans asked for a three-week adjournment and said no application for bail was being sought.

Magistrate Deborah Vasta adjourned the matter until March 2.

Police said they chased Mr Scrivener across several backyards during the early hours of yesterday morning.

He climbed up onto the roof of a house after being bitten by a service dog.

He was arrested and taken to Ipswich watch house.

It will be alleged Mr Scrivener was involved in similar incidents at Winston Glades.

Police were called to the suburb on Monday night but were unable to locate a suspect, but a resident was able to supply CCTV footage of the man to police.

Indooroopilly detectives had been chasing Mr Scrivener over several car thefts in Moggill, Bellbowrie and Anstead on Sunday morning.

Police said a man, believed to be Mr Scrivener, stole an Audi, a Porsche, and a Volkswagen Tiguan during a frenzy of offending but he was able to evade them at the time.

Topics:  bellbowrie, crime spree, goodna, moggill, winston glades




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