17yo charged over month-long GC crime spree which included impersonating police

UPDATE @ 4.30AM May 10 | POLICE have charged a 17-year-old boy with numerous offences after a month long crime spree that allegedly involved impersonating a police officer.

Police will allege he was behind the theft of a Subaru from a home in Reedy Creek on April 5.

That vehicle is then said to have been involved in a number of dangerous driving offences throughout the Mudgeeraba and Gold Coast areas between April 25 and May 5.


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Police will also claim the teen was using the car on the M1 at Carrara on April 16 to try and pull over other vehicles while he was wearing a Queensland Police baseball cap.

The Queensland Police Service had put out a public appeal earlier this week to try and track down the vehicle, which had allegedly been using a variety of stolen number plates.

Officers were called to Majtlis Place in Worongary around 8.30am yesterday morning following reports of a person sleeping in the stolen Subaru.

When officers arrived the driver allegedly reversed into a police car, before driving forward into another police car and then colliding with a tree.

He was taken into custody.

A 17-year-old Reedy Creek boy has been charged with five counts of dangerous driving, three counts of stealing and one count each of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, assume designation of a police officer, possessing a knife in a public place, possessing dangerous drugs and possess drug utensil.

EARLIER @ 11.00AM, May 9 | A TEENAGER wanted for impersonating police is in custody after a dramatic arrest on the Gold Coast.

It’s understood the 17-year-old was arrested after police rammed the allegedly stolen vehicle he was travelling in outside a Worongary address at 8.30am on Thursday.

A Queensland Police spokesperson confirmed the teen had been taken into custody in connection to a stolen vehicle while investigations continue into further offences.

It follows calls from police earlier in the week to track down a dark grey Subaru Impreza which was stolen from a Reedy Creek home on April 8.

The same vehicle had been linked to several offences including the theft of two Queensland registration plates in Worongary and Yatala and at least six other dangerous driving offences throughout the Mudgeeraba and Gold Coast areas.

The car was also allegedly involved in impersonating a police officer on the M1 in Carrara on April 16.

The driver was allegedly wearing a Queensland Police Service baseball cap and driving alongside motorists instructing them to pull over.

Police issued a warning to the public about the vehicle earlier this week and asked anyone who saw it to not approach the driver and instead call police immediately.

No charges have been laid at this stage.

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