Extradition and charges at Maroochydore

Police have charged a 59-year-old man who was extradited from Northern Territory on Friday (January 27) following investigations into a number of alleged serious driving and property offences that occurred last year.

Northern Territory Police apprehended the man on a Queensland arrest warrant for and incident on December 12, 2022 where he allegedly intentionally rammed a police car whilst driving disqualified.

The 59-year-old, upon return to Maroochydore Watch House, was charged with one count each of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, serious assault police, evade police, enter premises and commit indictable offence, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, seven counts of drive whilst license disqualified and four counts of stealing.

He is due to appear in the Maroochydore Magistrates Court today (January 30).

Senior Sergeant Shane Panoho, Officer in Charge of Sunshine Coast Highway Patrol said, “This should stand as a warning to anyone willing to commit offences in our community that we will hunt you down and bring you back to this state and hold you accountable for your actions.”

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting.

Report crime information anonymously via Crime Stoppers. Call 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestoppersqld.com.au.

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