Crims cop it in spades

GYMPIE police are investigating an incident involving a stolen car and a burning for-sale sign on Horseshoe Bend.

Police received a call about 10pm on Thursday from a Bath Tce resident who reported that his car had been stolen from his front yard.

He told officers he heard the car start up and smash into bricks before taking off towards the coast.

It was understood the offenders didn't get far.

They were last seen running down the road being chased by a man, holding a shovel, believed to be the owner of the car.

The car ended up in a ditch just around the corner on Rifle Range Rd.

The offenders got away and are suspected of being involved in another incident on Horseshoe Bend about 1am yesterday.

Firefighters were called to the scene to put out a burning for-sale sign near Davies Furniture Crt.

In other police-related news, a New South Welshman was kicked off the Tilt Train at Gympie North station on Thursday.

Police were called to help remove the man from the train after he allegedly became increasingly abusive towards staff.

Investigating officers alleged that he threatened staff and caused a disturbance in front of other passengers.

Gympie police went to the station and arrested the 37-year-old man about 7.40pm. He was charged withcreating a public nuisance.

The man was taken into custody.

He was granted watchouse bail and issued with a notice to appear in Gympie Magistrates Court.

It was believed he was under the influence of alcohol at the time of arrest.

He will have to return to Gympie to deal with the matter or get permission to deal with it in writing.

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