LATEST: Police have charged a 31-year-old Beenleigh man with 12 offences after a truck was allegedly stolen at Marburg this morning.
It will be alleged a man entered a trucking business on the Warrego Highway at Marburg at 5.35am, stealing a prime mover and crashing through a chain wire fence as he drove from the property, causing significant damage.
A police motorcycle officer attempted to intercept the vehicle however it failed to stop and continued travelling towards Amberley.
The truck entered Commonwealth property located on Hanson Rd, Amberley crashing through a locked gate. It came to stop in a paddock at 5.50am and the driver was taken into custody.
A 31-year-old man was due to appear in the Ipswich Magistrates Court this afternoon charged with three counts of willful damage/destruction, and one count each of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, fail to stop a motor vehicle, unlicensed driving, driving whilst relevant drug present in blood, fail to take reasonable care in disposal of a syringe, trespass, enter premises with intent and enter premises and commit an indictable offence.
Stolen truck smashes through RAAF Base fence
UPDATE: A 31-year-old man is assisting police with their inquiries following a traffic crash in Amberley this morning.
Initial investigations suggest a man entered an address on the Warrego Highway at around 5.34am, stole a prime mover and fled in the truck by driving through a fence on the property.
The truck was driven toward Amberley when police tracked him down and followed at low speeds.
The left truck the roadway at Hanson Rd onto a dirt track and coming to rest in a paddock at about 5.50am.
The man was not injured.
Investigations are continuing and anyone with information relating to this matter is urged to contact police.
EARLIER: A man has allegedly stolen a truck from a Karrabin business and fled from police in the early hours of this morning.
A 31-year-old Beenleigh man is assisting police with their inquiries after the truck was allegedly stolen at 5.34am.
Police have pursued the driver at low speeds before he lost control of the vehicle and crashed through a fence at the rear of RAAF Base Amberley on Haigslea-Amberley Rd.
No charges have been laid so far.