Detectives from Mackay Property Crime Taskforce have charged a 25-year-old man with 40 offences in relation to a series of alleged property crime incidents spanning four days, between January 31 and February 3, in the Mackay area.
At approximately 8am on February 1, it will be alleged a Toyota Corolla stolen from an Andergrove address that morning, has driven on the wrong side of the road before crashing into a pole next to a bus stop on Glenpark Street, North Mackay.
It will be alleged the driver and sole occupant, a man, left the scene on foot before a second vehicle, a Nissan Patrol, was stolen from a nearby address.
Just before 7am yesterday (February 3), it will be alleged a man broke into a Habana Wharf Road property at Habana causing damage to a door and window with a chainsaw, before arming himself with an axe and knife and threatening a resident, a man in his 70s.
It will be further alleged the man assaulted the male resident by punching him in the head.
Police attended and took the 25-year-old North Queensland man into custody.
He has been charged with 40 offences including five counts of break and enter to dwellings, four counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, two counts each of serious assault and common assault and one count each of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, break and enter to a premises, threatening violence and assault occasioning bodily harm.
He has been refused bail and is due to appear before Mackay Magistrates Court on Monday, February 6.
Police appeal to anyone with information or relevant CCTV and dashcam footage in relation to property crime offences in the Mackay area, particularly the traffic crash on Glenpark Street, 8am Wednesday, February 1, to come forward.
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.