Polair 2 assisted arrests in Capalaba
Polair 2 kept an alleged stolen vehicle under surveillance yesterday until local police could arrive on scene.
Queensland Police Helicopter Service
Polair 1 is based on the Gold Coast, and has been operational since 2013.
Polair 2, services Brisbane, Ipswich and Moreton Bay and be deployed between Caboolture and Coolangatta and west to the Lockyer Valley.
Police initially attempted to intercept the vehicle around 2.00pm in Wynnum. The driver of the vehicle is alleged to have evaded police at that time.
The vehicle had been linked to a number of alleged break and enter offences in the Wynnum area.
Polair 2 was called to assist and around five minutes later have allegedly observed the vehicle travelling at dangerous speeds on the M1 motorway towards Logan.
Polair 2 kept the vehicle under surveillance until it entered a Capalaba shopping centre. A 33-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman were apprehended minutes later.
A 33-year-old man was charged with one count each of attempted break and enter and attempted unlawful use of a motor vehicle. He was further charged with three counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle; six counts of break and enter; two counts of receiving stolen property and 18 counts of stealing. He is due to appear in the Cleveland Magistrates Court this morning.
An 18-year-old woman was charged with one count each of attempted unlawful use of a motor vehicle, wilful damage and enter premises and commit indictable offence.
She is due to appear in the Cleveland Magistrates Court this morning.
In July 2014, when Polair 2 was unveiled, Police Commissioner Ian Stewart, said Polair 2 would be particularly useful during high-speed pursuits because of the “very restrictive” policies around police chases. It seems he was right…