A massive police operation in the Logan area has resulted in the arrest of more than 150 people.
The month-long Operation Sierra Abraid was targeting criminal activity in the area, addressing a spike in activity relating to stolen vehicle and break and enters.
159 people have been arrested on 286 various charges.
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Police say the charges related primarily to the unlawful use of a motor vehicle and unlawful entry of dwellings and business premises.
13 vehicles were also impounded, 35 stolen vehicles were found, 11 search warrants were executed and more than 430 people of interest were intercepted.
Detective Inspector Tod Reid said the operation was another example of police continuing to target criminal activity, irrespective of the events and circumstances associated with COVID-19.
“Operation Sierra Abraid was designed to proactively target both locations and people of interest who have been identified as causing significant issues for the community around unlawful use of a motor vehicle and unlawful entry.
“We are committed to ensuring the ongoing safety of our community. We want people to feel safe in their homes. We don’t want people fearing their cars will be stolen.
“It’s unfortunate that even in these tough times, there are still people out there who will engage in this type of criminal behaviour.
“Operations like this are part of our role to help keep the community safe and stop crime. Our message is clear: if you want to engage in this kind of criminal behaviour, there’s a very good chance you will be caught,” Detective Inspector Reid said.
You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.