News

Two arrested, one on the run as stolen BMW is torched

A police officer at the scene of a burnt-out BMW at Tiaro.
A police officer at the scene of a burnt-out BMW at Tiaro. Robyne Cuerel

POLICE arrested two people at Rainbow Beach on Tuesday, while a third person allegedly escaped in a stolen Sunshine Coast car, which was later found burning at Tiaro.

Champagne tastes appeared to be a common thread as a quiet coastal day turned to disaster and spectacular destruction over more than 100km of sometimes life-threatening action.

Gympie police sergeant Mick Curran said police were investigating the reported theft on Saturday of a luxury BMW X-5 performance car which had been seen at Rainbow Beach.

They arrested two people at about 10.12am at a house in Cooloola Dr, an exclusive street which includes some of the Coast's most expensive ocean-view real estate.

But a third person escaped by crashing the stolen vehicle through closed garage doors and colliding with another vehicle in the process, Sgt Curran said.

The stolen vehicle was next seen at Cooloola Cove, but its manner of driving was such that police decided pursuit was too dangerous, he said.

Police also ruled out deploying tyre-slashing "stinger" equipment, because of safety concerns.

Following at a distance and with no lights or sirens, police lost sight of the vehicle which headed towards Gympie on Tin Can Bay Rd before turning off on the coast road to Maryborough.

It was next reported as being involved in a hit and run crash near Tiaro and allegedly was involved in forcing a vehicle off the Bruce Hwy.

It was found on fire in Redbank Rd, Tiaro. Police and firefighters were unable to save the car.

The alleged perpetrator escaped on foot, police said.

Sgt Curran said the two people arrested were assisting police on "a number of matters."

Gympie Times

Topics:  bmw, car, chase, crime, police, rainbow beach, tiaro




Why tele has become a 'viper pit' of moral degradation

'PRIME TIME FODDER': Clare Verrall and Jono Pitman in a scene from the TV series Married At First Sight. Supplied by Channel 9.

Letter writer fears for society and the decline of moral standards

'Be helpful in future'

News

MAN warned to co-operate with police in future

Caravan damaged in Bruce Hwy crash

A caravan has sustained moderate damage after it collided with a truck on the Bruce Hwy.

A caravan has sustained damage fter colliding with a truck

Latest deals and offers

Willy Wonka star, Gene Wilder dead at 83

A still of Gene Wilder in the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Social media has already lit up with tributes to the late actor.

Gladstone couple's spontaneous Gympie Muster wedding

Craig Oglesby and Brenda Strong celebrate their wedding at the Gympie Muster with punters in front of the Main Stage.

The Gympie Music Muster was the perfect place for a wedding.

Australian Survivor's Peter: I'm no quitter

Australian Survivor contestant Peter Fiegehen.

ILLNESS forces castaway's early exit from Samoa.

Diva's sister on soliciting charge

FILE - In this May 14, 2016 file photo, Mariah Carey attends the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, in New York. Carey will appear on the Oct. 5 episode of the Fox series, \"Empire,\" the network confirmed Monday at a TV critics bi-annual press tour. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Mariah Carey's sister has been arrested on charges of prostitution.

Tom Cruise private jets his gym kit around the world

Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise charters private to take his gym kit around the world

Movie behind Depp and Heard split to be released

Soon you'll be able to see the movie that ended the marriage

Palm Lake Resort set to move in to Coast with 276 villas

Palm Lake Group has been given approval by Sunshine Coast Council to build a 276-villa over 50s resort and 120-bed aged care facility at the intersection of Caloundra Rd and Caloundra Mooloolaba Rd in Little Mountain.

New facility planned for Caloundra Rd

Warning for unit investors with price plummet prediction

The warning signs are flashing for one real estate sector in 2017 despite others performing the best they have in years and it's not going to be pretty.

One real estate sector looks set for a rocky 2017

REVEALED: Pat Rafter's $18m Coast house on the market

Check out the photos of the Coast's most expensive property for sale

The "correction we had to have" in Gladstone's rentals

UPWARD MARCH: The rental vacancy rate in Gladstone has improved for the first time in more than a year, providing a confidence boost in the market.

Vacancy rates improve with signs that things are getting betterF

ISLAND FOR SALE: Cheap Fraser Coast island drops price again

Suna Island in the Great Sandy Strait will be auctioned by Ray White Hervey Bay on Saturday morning.

This is the cheapest island you will find for sale in Australia

How a family home can fit on a 250sq m block

This is what you can build on 250m2.

Here's the floor plan of a home built on 250sq m