Gold Coast police have charged a 21-year-old local man with a number of property and driving offences after a vehicle was intercepted for allegedly displaying stolen number plates at Elanora last night.
The man has been charged with 27 offences including eleven counts of stealing, three of failing to stop a motor vehicle, two of enter premises and commit an indicatable offence, and one count each of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, unlawful possession of property suspected of being stolen, possession of tainted property, attempted fraud and obstruct police.
Police will allege that around 11.45pm detectives conducting patrols in the Palm Beach area noticed a vehicle and driver acting suspiciously. When police pulled up behind the vehicle in Melaleuca Street it sped off.
Police continued to patrol the area and observed the vehicle parked in a nearby street and as they approach the car it promptly drove off.
A short time later police successfully deployed a tyre deflation device in Nineteenth Avenue and the vehicle proceeded into neighbouring Angelica Street where it came to a stop.
Police will allege the male driver and sole occupant of the vehicle fled on foot and ran directly at a police vehicle that had followed him into Angelica Street.
The driver of the police vehicle attempted to avoid the man however he ran into the front of the police vehicle. The man fell to the ground before immediately jumping up and running off. Police followed him on foot and he was taken into custody a short distance away.
The man received medical treatment at Robina Hospital for minor abrasions to his face and body before being transported to the Southport Watchhouse.
The 21-year-old man is due to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court tomorrow morning.