News

Man arrested in Helidon after bushland chase

Emergency service crews searched bushland at a Sandy Ck Rd property this morning for a man wanted in connection with offences in Toowoomba and Helidon.
Emergency service crews searched bushland at a Sandy Ck Rd property this morning for a man wanted in connection with offences in Toowoomba and Helidon. Derek Barry

POLICE have arrested a man in Helidon after a dramatic chase through bush land early this morning.

Gatton officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Tom Missingham said the 23-year-old Toowoomba man was disturbed in bushland near a house on Sandy Creek Road at Grantham at daybreak this morning.

Several emergency services including police and rural and urban fire fighters attended the scene and tried to locate the man after he ran into bush land and scrambled over a cliff.

Snr Sgt Missingham said it appeared the man may have been disoriented.

He said the man was located two hours later by police at Helidon and was taken into custody.

Police said the man robbed a shop at Helidon this morning and he has been also been charged for a house fire in the Toowoomba suburb of Centenary Heights yesterday afternoon.

He has been charged with two counts of assaulting police, willful damage by fire, shop stealing, trespass and possession of dangerous drugs.

Topics:  grantham, helidon, police


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Breast-cakes raise awareness at Lockyer morning tea

BREAST CAKES: Lockyer Valley mayor Tanya Milligan and morning tea host Anna McWhinney show off the breast cancer awareness cupcakes.

Ladies grab cupcakes for cancer council

Fourth Laidley fire clearly lit on purpose: Police

The fire on Paroz St, Laidley, captured by Ray Watterson.

Laidley fire treated as suspicious

Three Laidley fires under investigation

BLAZING: Wayne Hawes captures this image of a fire on a hill near Douglas McInnes Dr, Laidley.

Laidley fires under investigation.

Latest deals and offers

Lockyer Valley wildlife carer busy after Laidley fires

BUSHFIRES are bad enough for the human residents of the Lockyer Valley, but Ludo Valenza has also seen the impact on native wildlife.

Breast-cakes raise awareness at Lockyer morning tea

BREAST CAKES: Lockyer Valley mayor Tanya Milligan and morning tea host Anna McWhinney show off the breast cancer awareness cupcakes.

Ladies grab cupcakes for cancer council

Fourth Laidley fire clearly lit on purpose: Police

The fire on Paroz St, Laidley, captured by Ray Watterson.

Laidley fire treated as suspicious

Three Laidley fires under investigation

BLAZING: Wayne Hawes captures this image of a fire on a hill near Douglas McInnes Dr, Laidley.

Laidley fires under investigation.

Having a ball at the Lowood ball

Gary Wormington and dance partner Nola Parsons had a ball dancing together.

All the glitz and glam from the Lowood Show Ball.

Jobseekers give back to Gatton

WOOD WORKS: Peter Logan and Wade Halley made this outdoor setting and Louise Berg and Cheyenne Warfield helped to paint it for the Gatton WFD Trade Show.

WDF Trade Show a success

The best retro movies of the week? May 27 - June 3

Gregory Peck Photo Contributed

This week TV fan get to see Tom Cruise in a 1980s classics

Barnaby Joyce talks Johnny Depp's dogs in Tweed

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce talks about Johnny Depp's dogs Pistol and Boo...

Billy Slater talks Origin Team

Queensland Origin great Billy Slater.

Queensland Origin great Billy Slater talks about this years team and his return to...

Road rage caught on Dashcam

Attack with a baseball bat caught on Dashcam

Video of a violent road rage incident in Orange last December.

Own Sunshine Coast property? You’re about to make money

UP AND UP: Property owners are likely to win from rent and price increases but tenants and first home buyers might not be so happy. Photo: Brett Wortman / Sunshine Coast Daily

Good new for property owners, not so good for buyers and tenants.

Sale nears on last large block of land in Coolum

The 43.37ha property on South Coolum Rd has sold.

South Coolum Rd property to be land banked