Police update: Stolen vehicle charges at Millmerran

Detectives have charged a fourth man after an allegedly stolen vehicle was intercepted by police in Millmerran on Tuesday (February 7)

Police and POLAIR tracked a vehicle, allegedly stolen from Augustine Heights, from Toowoomba to Millmerran where a tyre deflation device was deployed.

Four occupants allegedly abandoned the vehicle and entered the garage of a nearby residence, where it is alleged one of the men stole a white Toyota Hilux and left the scene.

The other three men were taken into custody and charged.

The stolen white Toyota Hilux was located on the Barwon Highway at Toobeah just before 1pm yesterday (February 8)

Following extensive investigations police tracked a Ford Ranger, allegedly stolen from Mobandilla a short time earlier, near Goondiwindi at approximately 2pm.

A tyre deflation device was successfully deployed on the Barwon Highway, with the vehicle continuing to drive towards Millmerran.

A second tyre deflation device was successfully deployed before the vehicle was abandoned on the Gore Highway at Pittsworth.

It will be alleged the occupant subsequently stole a light truck from a Scrubby Mountain address, which police continued to track before a third tyre deflation device was successfully deployed on the Gore Highway at Athol at approximately 3.30pm.

The vehicle stopped a short time later on the Gore Highway at Westbrook, and the male driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was taken into custody

A 19-year-old Cleveland man has been charged with 16 offences including five counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, three counts each of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and enter premises and commit indictable offence, two counts of enter dwelling and commit and one count each of trespass, stealing and driving without a licence.

His bail has been refused and he is expected to appear before Toowoomba Magistrates Court today (February 9).

Earlier media release: https://mypolice.page.link/7994

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