Stolen vehicle and weapons charges at Rockhampton

Police have charged a man after he allegedly stole a vehicle in Lammermoor and committed various offences in the Capricornia area over the last few days.

It will be alleged at 4pm on Saturday, February 15, a man attended a Buccaneer Avenue residence and stole a red Mazda 2 from the driveway.

At 1pm on Sunday, February 16, a man attended a service station in Boowan Court at Gladstone in the stolen vehicle and left without paying for the fuel. On the same day, number plates were stolen from a sedan parked at the Gladstone Airport.

At 12.30pm yesterday police observed a man at a service station on Denham Street in Rockhampton.

Police approached the man and arrested him.

Police located a homemade gun and ammunition in a bag the man was carrying.

A 19-year-old Berserker man has been charged with one count each of unlawful use of a motor vehicle (Mazda 2), unlawful possession of a category H weapon (handgun), possession of explosives (ammunition), possession of dangerous drug (amphetamine), obstruct police and two counts of stealing (fuel and number plates). He will appear in the Rockhampton Magistrates Court today, February 21.

The stolen red Mazda 2 has not been located and anyone with further information is urged to contact police.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via 24hrs per day.

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