Dangerous driving and stolen vehicle at Townsville

Police have arrested and charged four teenagers following a number of incidents involving an alleged stolen vehicle in Townsville today (February 28).

It will be alleged a dual cab utility was stolen from an address on Henry Street, West End, around 2am this morning.

Patrolling police observed the vehicle on Nathan Street, Vincent at around 12.55pm where it will be alleged the vehicle collided with the side of the police car when officers attempted to intercept it.

The stolen vehicle then collided with a second vehicle before it sped off from the scene.

No one was injured as a result of the collisions and both vehicles sustained minor damage.

Around 1.40pm the driver of the stolen vehicle lost control and crashed into a power pole at the intersection of Elizabeth Street and Ross River Road at Aitkenvale. All four occupants fled on foot.

Multiple police units attended the location and arrested four teenagers soon after.

A 19-year-old Heatley man was charged with two counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and one count each of unlawful use of motor vehicle, driving without a licence and trespass. He is due to appear in Townsville Magistrates Court tomorrow (March 1).

A 14-year-old girl was charged with five counts of unlawful use of motor vehicle, three counts of stealing, one count each of common assault, unlicensed driving and fare evasion. These matters relate to today’s incident and other alleged recent offences.

Investigations are continuing with respect to the remaining suspects.

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.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

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