Geelong detectives charge man after ram raids and vehicle arson

Geelong Tasking and Crime Intervention Taskforce detectives have charged a man after a spate of alleged offending in Corio, Norlane and Fyansford.

Police received reports of a stolen Holden Commodore driving erratically in Corio about 4.45am on 30 June.

Officers attended and a 27-year-old Lethbridge man and 29-year-old Corio woman were taken into custody after being arrested with the stolen vehicle.

Detectives subsequently issued a search warrant at a Lethbridge address.

It will be alleged the man was involved in a burglary and theft of motor car in Fyansford on 14 June, as well as subsequent ram raids involving a stolen Ford Ranger Utility on a business in Fyansford on 14 June and four separate Corio businesses between 23 June and 30 June.

The Ford Ranger was eventually discovered burnt out about 3.30am on 30 June.

It will be alleged the man then stole the Holden Commodore from a petrol station on Purnell Road, Corio, shortly before his arrest.

The man has been charged with a total of 23 offences and has been remanded to face Geelong Magistrates’ Court on 1 July.

The woman assisted police with their enquiries and was released without charge.

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