Community & Business

30 May, 2022

Man charged after Koah theft spree

POLICE have charged a Mareeba man after he allegedly stole a motor bike, a vehicle, a wallet and whipper snipper from a Koah property.

Man charged after Koah theft spree - feature photo

It will be alleged the man stole the items about 11.30pm on 22 May. The vehicle was located on Lockwood Road, Mareeba after the man lost control and rolled the vehicle. It will further be alleged that he hid in bushland overnight before being sighted by local residents trespassing at about 12.20pm. 

Police arrived a short time later and the man ran away when police attempted to arrest him but got tangled in a barbed wire fence. It will also be alleged that when being lodged at Mareeba Watchhouse, a small bag of methamphetamine was located on the man. 

The 36-year-old man will reappear in the Mareeba Magistrates Court on June 13, after being charged with two counts each of unlawful use of motor vehicle and stealing, one count each of fail to appear in accordance with undertaking, trespass, obstruct police, possess dangerous drugs and assault occasioning bodily harm.


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