Dramatic arrest leads to Police dog separation

UPDATE: A MAN will face court over a dramatic car chase in Coomera which saw a Police dog separated from his handler.

The 40-year-old from Thornlands has been charged with one count each of dangerous operation of a vehicle, driving with a disqualified license, fail to stop motor vehicle, attempted injuring of a police dog and animal cruelty.

He has also been charged with four counts of assault police (one relating to PD Ox) and two counts each of stealing and burglary.


He is scheduled to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court on Monday.

EARLIER: A MAN and woman are in custody after two Police vehicles were damaged and a Police Dog became separated from his handler.

Officers were called to Tooraneedin Street in Coomera at 10.30am on Saturday following reports, a woman armed with a knife was attempting to assault a 40-year-old man.

Police found the pair in a station wagon on Foxwell Road, with man in the driver’s seat and the female sitting in the back.

An officer instructed the male to get out of the vehicle, but he allegedly accelerated and collided with a police vehicle several times, causing minimal damage.

The station wagon was then driven off, and police pursued the vehicle through Coomera Waters where stingers were unsuccessfully deployed at two locations.

The vehicle travelled along Colman Road and then a dirt track before it allegedly collided with a second police vehicle causing damage to the front of the car.

The station wagon came to a stop after it went down an embankment and crashed.

The man allegedly ran off, while the woman remained in the car and was arrested.

During this incident, Police Dog Ox became separated from his handler at around 11.15am on Colman Road.

Police, including several members of the Dog Squad and POLAIR, assisted with the search.

At around 5.30pm, a man was taken into police custody in the Coomera Waters area.

A short time later, PD Ox was reunited with his handler.