Four men and a woman driving an alleged stolen vehicle were intercepted by police at Ascot overnight following the successful deployment of a tyre deflation device, Queensland Police say.
It will be alleged the vehicle failed to stop for police in the Boondall area around 12.53am and was then observed acting suspiciously in the Zillmere area.
Police will further allege when they attempted to intercept the vehicle again it failed to stop and was monitored from the air by Polair Brisbane, with information to the vehicle’s whereabouts relayed to police in Henry Street, Ascot.
A tyre deflation device was deployed on nearby Yabba Street at Ascot which successfully deflated the tyres of the stolen SUV.
Polair Brisbane tracked the five occupants who jumped out of the vehicle and fled on foot.
All five were located nearby by police including the dog squad and taken into custody.
A 21-year-old Mitchelton woman has been charged with one count each of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, trespass and fail to take reasonable care of a syringe.
She is expected to appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court on November 29.
Four men – two 18-year-old men, both from Bracken Ridge, and two 25-year-old men, one from Bald Hills and the other Mitchelton – have been charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle.
All are expected to appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court tomorrow, Monday November 7.
The vehicle – which had been stolen from Durack – sustained significant damage to the under carriage and tyres.
Investigations are continuing.
Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously.