Man charged after police chase and ute flip on the Gold Coast

Update @6.30am, August 8: A man will front court today on multiple charges, after a massive police chase on the Gold Coast yesterday.

The 31-year-old allegedly stole several vehicles, before crashing one of them in Helensvale just after midday.

Police say the man first stole a motorcycle around 6.00am from Watson Esplanade at Surfers Paradise, putting it on the back of a hired ute.


It’s understood he then travelled to Clark Street in Biggera Waters and attempted to steal a jet ski.

The vehicle became wedged between two concrete pylons and the man fled on the stolen motorcycle – abandoning the hired ute.

Officers found a firearm and ammunition in the back of the vehicle while conducting a search.

Police then found the man walking along a road in Pimpama a short time later, before the man allegedly entered a Creek Street property where he allegedly stole another vehicle.

The vehicle was engaged in a short pursuit before Polair tracked the vehicle to Helensvale, deploying tyre spikes to stop it around 12.30pm.

The silver ute flipped as a result, blocking Helensvale Road for some time.

The Runaway Bay man has since been charged with two counts of enter premises and commit an indictable offence and stealing a vehicle.

He was also charged with one count each of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, evade police, unlawful possession of a weapon and ammunition.

He was also charged with other drug related offences, including possessing dangerous drugs.

Earlier @1.00pm, August 7: Emergency crews have been called to the scene of a vehicle rollover in Helensvale this afternoon.

Two ambulance crews are at the crash site on Discovery Drive and Helensvale road, at a round about near the Helensvale High School.

It’s understood police were chasing a stolen silver ute, when tyre spikes had to be deployed and the ute flipped.

Police are unable to confirm what their activity is on scene, though witnesses say as many as ten crews are present.

It’s understood one person has been arrested at the scene, and will be taken to hospital under police guard.