Unlawful use and arson charges

A 23- year-old man will appear in Warwick Magistrates Court today following a weekend of high drama in the Southern Downs city.

Warwick Court House
Police say the man has been charged in relation to the unlawful use of five vehicles after the drama began to unfold at around 1.40pm when police observed an alleged stolen Ford Falcon on Junabee Road at Warwick.

The vehicle sped off heading east on Junabee Road before turning North toward Yangan. A tyre deflation device was successfully deployed at the Yangan Bridge on the Yangan Killarney Road.

Police say the vehicle continued back to Warwick before stopping at the intersection of Weewondilla and Horsman Roads.

The driver of the vehicle was subsequently arrested.

It will be alleged the Ford Falcon was stolen from a Jimboomba residence on May 25.

It will be further alleged a Nissan Dualis car was stolen from a Runcorn residence on May 13. The vehicle was located abandoned at Brassall on May 15.

As well, Police allege a Hyundai IX35 was stolen from a driveway in Manly West on May 20. This vehicle was located on fire by a land owner on Yankee Gully Road at Bony Mountain on May 21.

The 23-year-old Warwick man has been charged with one count of arson of a motor vehicle, three counts of burglary, five counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and one count each of dangerous driving, disqualified driving, stealing, fail to stop motor vehicle and obstruct police.