UPDATE: Alleged thief bitten by police dog still in custody

Update, 1.10pm:

MACKAY man Matthew Ronald Brown, 36, has appeared in Mackay Magistrates Court charged with enter premises and commit indictable offence, attempted stealing, assaulting police and possessing a thing used in commission with a crime.

The matter was adjourned for mention tomorrow. Brown has been remanded in custody.

Initial:

A POLICE dog has helped round up an alleged copper wire thief in the early hours of this morning.

Police have alleged about 2.45am a man has cut his way through a fence to enter a yard at a Formosas Rd, Pleystowe premises.

The man has then allegedly attempted to cut copper cable from spools within the yard before being disturbed by the arrival of police.

A police dog squad team located a man hiding in long grass, with the man allegedly pushing at the police dog. The man was then bitten before being arrested.

The man was treated for minor injuries.

A 36-year-old Mackay man has been charged with enter premises and commit indictable offence, attempted stealing, possess thing and assault police.

He is due to appear in the Mackay Magistrates Court tomorrow.

If you have any information on theft, report it anonymously to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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