Polair tracks down stolen vehicles in weekend of chaos

POLICE have released footage of several stolen cars being tracked by the Polair chopper. 

In the first incident, local police were patrolling in Riverview when they allegedly observed a stolen Toyota Corolla around 11.40pm on Friday night.

When the crew attempted to intercept the vehicle on Gibbs Street, the vehicle allegedly failed to stop and evaded police.

Polair 2 tracked the vehicle as it was allegedly driven dangerously in the area before a tyre deflation device was deployed and the vehicle intercepted on Glorious Promenade at Redbank Plains.

A 19-year-old One Mile man was charged with nine offences including unlawful use of a motor vehicle, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, obstruct police, staling and drug offences. He is due to appear in Ipswich Magistrates Court on May 17.

In the second incident, police officers allegedly observed a stolen motorcycle travelling at high speed on Zammit Street in Deception Bay around 11pm on Saturday night.

It allegedly failed to stop for police and continued travelling at high speed when Polair 2 tracked the rider to an address on King Street at Woody Point where he was arrested by police.

The 24-year-old man has been charged with nine offences including unlawful use of a motor vehicle, stealing and fraud. He is due to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court tomorrow.

The third incident was at 1am Sunday when officers spotted an alleged stolen Mitsubishi Lancer travelling on Redbank Plains Road at Redbank Plains.

Polair 2 tracked the vehicle from above while officers pursued it through the Ipswich area before the driver allegedly crashed into a fence at Raceview and fled on foot.

The 24-year-old man was charged with 15 offences including unlawful use of a motor vehicle, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, unlicensed driving, failing to stop, burglary and stealing. He appeared in the Ipswich Magistrates Court today where he was remanded in custody until his next appearance on May 8.

*Police Media release

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