Man charged for leading police on a chase and sparking a siege in Woodridge

A man will appear in court today following a series of incidents in Woodridge, north of the Gold Coast.

It all started around 7.30pm on Friday when police tried to intercept an allegedly stolen vehicle in the area.

The driver failed to stop, leading police on a chase to an address in Andella Street.


The occupants of the vehicle entered a house in the street and police set-up a cordon around the home after one occupant failed to leave the house.

Police declared an emergency situation under the Public Safety Preservation Act, which was revoked when a man in the home surrendered himself to police at around 10:45pm.

The 25-year-old Woodridge man has been charged with three counts of possessing dangerous drugs and one count each of unlawful possession of a Category A firearm, unlawful possession of a shortened firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm with altered identification marks, dangerous conduct involving a weapon, possession of explosives (ammunition), possession of utensils or pipes, possession of property suspected of having been used in the connection with the commission of a crime, and obstructing police.

He has also been charged over another incident on August 26 in which a police vehicle was allegedly rammed.

These charges include one count each of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, wilful damage, evade police, common assault, driving whilst disqualified and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

He is due to appear in Beenleigh Magistrates Court today.