News

VIDEO: Man charged, three in hospital after 'rampage'

UPDATE 7am: A 21-YEAR-OLD has been charged with six breaches of his bail conditions following an alleged crime rampage that sent three people to hospital on Tuesday. 

During the almost four-hour drama, a man allegedly assaulted a 77-year-old man, rammed an unmarked police car, crashed a car, stole two cars, damaged a hotel pergola and jumped over a number of fences in Urangan. 

The man was only stopped when police caught up to him on Boat Harbour Dr and wrestled him to the ground. 

The first incident happened in the early hours of Wednesday morning when police were called to a disturbance at an Urangan hotel. 

It was when police cornered the man in the Bayshores Holiday Apartments carpark about 10am on Tuesday that the rampage began. 

Police will allege the man, in a white hire car, reversed out of the car park and through the grasses area of the hotel, forcing the manager Ray Young to jump out of the way. 

"Thank god no guests were in the grassed area," he said. 

The car allegedly crashed through a pergola before hitting another car on Charlton Esplanade. 

The passenger in the black car was taken to Hervey Bay Hospital and was treated for back pain. 

Maryborough police Criminal Investigation Branch Detective Acting Seriour Sergeant David Guild said the man allegedly fled on foot and it's alleged he hit a 77-year-old man in an effort to steal his car, but the elderly man was able to fight him off. 

The 77-year-old was taken to hospital to treat a cut. 

Snr Sgt Guild said the man fled and allegedly stole a white ute and drove towards River Heads.

He was later seen at Wondunna where three men who were in another car with him were questioned by police after the car was dumped.

Snr Sgt Guild said the man picked up another car and was seen in Urangan where it is believed he crashed into a veranda before jumping fences in an attempt to flee police.

Police tackled the man to the ground and he was taken to Hervey Bay Hospital for treatment to minor injuries.

Snr Sgt Guild said a significant number of ecstasy tablets and about nine grams of crystal methylamphetamine were allegedly found in the white car crashed on the Esplanade.

It is also alleged that a baseball bat was found in that car.

"Obviously the behaviour of this person is concerning to us," he said.

"It was very lucky pedestrians were not injured."

A 21-year-old will appear in court in Hervey Bay on Wednesday morning. 

Senior Constable Dave Weber said further charges were expected to be laid. 

1.45pm Tuesday: A MAN has been taken to hospital after he was seen jumping through backyards in Urangan following a crash on the esplanade. 

Police tackled the man to the ground along Boat Harbour Drive in Urangan around 12.30pm following a foot chase. 

The man was involved in a two vehicle crash on the esplanade in Torquay around 10am. 

UPDATE 10.30am: POLICE are hunting for a man after a crash on the esplanade as ambos take a woman to hospital.

Witnesses saw plain clothed police officers chase the man by foot along the Esplanade after a white sedan crashed through a wooden pergola at Bayshores Apartments Hervey Bay. 

A woman involved in the crash has been taken to hospital after being treated on scene. 

Fire crews were also called to help the woman out of a car and make the area safe. 

Both lanes of the Esplanade near Alison and Associates Accountants remain closed.

EARLIER: 

BOTH directions of Charlton Esplanade are blocked near Alison and Associates Accountants in Torquay after a two vehicle crash. 

Three police cars are on scene and a woman is believed to still  be inside a black Toyota sedan. 

Police are redirecting traffic. 

Topics:  crash esplanade hervey bay police



How to survive a bushfire in your car

IT SOUNDS like a nightmare, but it can happen.

Eight reasons to join the RFS

SPREAD across 93% of Queensland, the Rural Fire Service has about 36,000 volunteers. And you could be one of them.

What if my insurer gives me grief?

CLAIMING your insurance cover after a natural disaster can go one of two ways. It can be a breeze, or like pulling teeth.

REVEALED: Fraser Coast schools that students avoided

Newly-released figures show illness was the main reason for absence.

Heroin addict smuggles drugs into Maryborough prison

Maryborough Correctional Centre - secure unit 6.

Discoveries come as more drug tests are being done behind bars.

Local Partners

Have you downloaded the Fraser Coast Chronicle app yet?

The free Fraser Coast Chronicle phone app lets readers know when stories covering topics they are interested in are uploaded to the website.


Man builds playground entirely out of packing tape

Artist Eric Lennartson is in the process of completing his huge tape sculpture at the Ipswich Art Gallery.

VIDEO:And here's where you can play on it.

Where to meet Santa on the Fraser Coast these holidays

Santa Claus is coming to the Fraser Coast. Four year old Jorja Dowman has been visiting Santa in the shopping centre since she was just six months old.

Don't miss your chance to tell him what's on your wishlist!

Countdown to Woodford Folk Festival begins

ECONOMIC BOON: Woodford Folk Festival is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.  Photo Contributed

The first larger-than-life inhabitants have stepped into Woodfordia

Azealia Banks' battery case against Russell Crowe dropped

Russell Crowe will not be charged with battery

Mel Gibson named Best Director at AACTA Awards

Mel Gibson poses in the media room after winning the AACTA Award for Best Direction for Hacksaw Ridge.

HIS wartime drama Hacksaw Ridge sweeps 6th annual awards in Sydney.

Mark Hamill unaware his co-stars were romantically involved

Hamill too "self-involved" at the time to notice, he said

ABC's Fresh Blood graduates are a Skit Box full of laughs

Sarah Bishop, Greta Lee Jackson and Adele Vuko in a scene from the TV series Wham Bam Thank You Ma'am.

ALL-female comedy trio hitting the mark with new sketch show.

Kim Kardashian West said to be looking for a divorce

Kim Kardashian West is looking to file for divorce from her husband

HBO announces which show will replace Game of Thrones

Diana Rigg, Natalie Dormer, and Hannah Waddingham in a scene from Game of Thrones.

Game of Thrones is definitely not coming back next April

Ipswich City Properties asset portfolio retains its value

Ipswich City Council Administration Building, South Street, Ipswich. Photo: Claudia Baxter / The Queensland Times

New website launched by Ipswich City Council

INSIDE STORY: The highlights of your $150 million CBD

GRAND PLAN: The highlights of the Ipswich CBD redevelopment and where they will be located.

Work on city heart's radical transformation to begin next year

VOTE IN OUR POLL: Sand mine opponents face serious dilemma

Public meeting for the proposed sand mine at Maroochydore last week.

Coast MP calls on Minister to stop KRA proposal with stroke of a pen

Developer's grand new multi-million dollar estate

NEW ESTATE: This is the only plan revealed by the property developer's new Billabongs Estate in Agnes Water.

DEVELOPER given the go ahead for a massive estate with 149 homes.

Couple's desperate $550K price drop to sell Gladstone home

Brian Headley and Kirstene Staib are selling their Kin Kora mansion for $750,000.

TELL tale sign of Gladstone's property market.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!