Unlawful use of motor vehicle charges, Pimpama

Gold Coast police have taken into custody four juveniles after a stolen car was involved in a crash at Pimpama this morning (Wednesday August 17).

Police will allege four boys were travelling southbound along the Pacific Motorway/M1 just past exit 49 around 2am in a stolen blue 2018 BMW M2 sedan when it crashed into a stationary manned police van overseeing roadworks.

A 15-year-old who was allegedly driving the vehicle sustained minor injuries in the crash and was arrested at the scene.

The three passengers fled the scene on foot and were apprehended by PD Raptor and his handler at a nearby Orange Mountain Road, Ormeau sports club. The trio, two of whom were hiding in a tree, were taken into custody without incident.

A police officer who was inside the police van when the collision occurred sustained a minor arm injury and was transported to hospital for precautionary measures only. The roadworkers were uninjured in the incident.

The police van sustained significant back-end damage.

A 15-year-old boy from Grange has been given a notice to appear with unlawful use of a motor vehicle and possessing dangerous drugs.

A 15-year-old boy from Tarragindi has been given a notice to appear for unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

A 16-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy are receiving medical treatment for minor injuries and police investigations are continuing with them.

Anyone who may have seen or have dashcam vision of the blue BMW in Pimpama and surrounding suburbs in the early hours of this morning is asked to contact police. 

Investigators urge witnesses, especially those with relevant dashcam vision of either vehicle to come forward.

Police believe a second vehicle, a white kia sedan may have been involved after it was seen driving in and around Peachy and Orange Mountain roads immediately prior to the arrests. Investigators urge witnesses, especially those with relevant dashcam vision of either vehicle to come forward. 

The BMW was originally stolen from a Otonga Road Ashgrove residence on Monday evening.

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 or call 131 444.

Report crime information anonymously via Crime Stoppers. Call 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestoppersqld.com.au.

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