Crime Wrap | Fire investigation, a hit-and-run, and a wild police chase

Crime Wrap | Fire investigation, a hit-and-run, and a wild police chase

Damage to fencing in Darling Downs.

New Year’s fires investigated

Armadale Detectives are investigating two scrub fires in Darling Downs that occurred on Sunday, 31 December.

About 11.45pm, a small scrub fire ignited on the corner of Thomas Road and Masters Road.

A short time later another fire started on a property on Hopkinson Road.

The fire burnt through two large horse paddocks and damaged fencing before being extinguished.

Detectives believe the fires may have been ignited by flares being set off in the vicinity of Thomas Road and they urge anyone with any information relating to these fires to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via

Armadale hit and run

Armadale Police are seeking information regarding a hit and run in Armadale on Tuesday 5 December.

About 7.20am, a man aged in his 40s was riding an e-scooter on Seventh Avenue.

At the same time, a green four-wheel-drive was being driven on Avonlee Road.

The vehicle and e-scooter collided with each other near the intersection of the two roads.

The e-scooter rider received minor injuries in the crash.

The male driver of the older model green four-wheel-drive, who is described as being fair skinned and aged in his 50s, failed to remain at the scene to provide assistance to the e-scooter rider or provide their details.

Anyone with information regarding this crash is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report the information online at


A man is seen trying to rip the bonnet off the Prado after a crash caused it to flip up and obscure the driver’s view.

Men arrested after chase

Officers from the Rapid Apprehension Squad have charged two men after an evading police incident on Friday, January 5.

Just before 7am, officers observed a grey Toyota Prado Station Sedan driving northbound on Albany Highway in Cannington.

The Toyota was identified as being allegedly stolen from an address in East Perth on Wednesday January 3.

It will be alleged the Toyota was also involved in an evade police incident on Thursday January 4.

Officers activated their emergency lights and sirens in an attempt to stop the vehicle; however, it will be alleged the driver failed to stop and continued driving.

The Police Air Wing tracked the Toyota as it travelled through Cannington, Beckenham, Maddington and Orange Grove.

The Toyota travelled down a bush track off Gilchrist Road in Lesmurdie, before it travelled back to Maddington and crashed in an industrial area near Valencia Way.

Two men who fled the scene were arrested a short time later.

Following inquiries, a 29-year-old Newman man and a 41-year-old Kelmscott man were charged with several offences, including: no authority to drive; reckless driving to escape police; failing to stop causing property damage; and failing to comply with a direction to stop.

They appeared in court last Friday.