WATCH Police pursuit ends in home invasion arrest

LATEST: Police have charged a third man over a home invasion on a Pine Mountain residence in January.

The arrest followed a series of attempted intercepts on a stolen vehicle last night.

The Polair 2 chopper allegedly watched as the vehicle travelled at high speed along the Cunningham, Warrego, and Brisbane Valley Hwy.

The vehicle and alleged offenders were eventually found at Booval.

The passenger, 33-year-old Regency Downs man Matthew John Phillips, appeared in the Ipswich Magistrates Court today.

He has been charged with offences including two counts each of armed robbery in company, deprivation of liberty, and arson of a motor vehicle.

The matter was adjourned to March 7, and Mr Phillips was remanded in custody.


EARLIER: Police, with the assistance of Polair 2, intercepted an alleged drug driver driving a stolen vehicle at Booval last night.

It will be alleged that Polair 2 observed a vehicle travelling at high speed on the Cunningham Highway, Kalbar - heading towards Ipswich - around 9.15pm.

The vehicle was tracked through Walloon and Ironbark where it entered the Brisbane Valley Highway, avoiding a tyre deflation device, and then proceeded to the Warrego Highway.

The vehicle was abandoned near a shopping centre at Booval and police took two men into custody a short time later.

The alleged driver, a 35-year-old Kingston man, was arrested and charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle, failing to stop a motor vehicle, receiving tainted property and fail to dispose of a syringe. He is due to appear in the Ipswich Magistrates Court on March 23.

Police will allege the man also returned a positive roadside drug test and was issued with a 24 hour driver's licence suspension and saliva analysis notice.

The vehicle was allegedly stolen from an address at Slacks Creek on February 29.

The male passenger, a 33-year-old Regency Downs man was refused police bail and is due to appear in the Ipswich Magistrates Court this morning in relation to this incident and an alleged break-in at a home at Glen Ross Drive, Pine Mountain on January 13.

The man has been charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle and possession of dangerous drug, after police allegedly located a small quantity of a white crystal substance believed to be methylamphetamines when searching the man this morning.

In relation to the alleged armed break-in of a home at Pine Mountain the man has been charged with two counts each of armed robbery in company, deprivation of liberty, and one count each of enter dwelling with intent, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, and arson of a motor vehicle.

Ipswich detectives have previously charged two other men - a 35-year-old from Ipswich and a 34-year-old Lowood man - with the same seven charges in relation to the Pine Mountain incident.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or 24hrs a day.

Topics:  armed robbery drug driving ipswich ipswich crime polair2 stolen vehicle

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