The Queensland Police Service has issued a special thank you to the residents of Dirranbandi and Mungindi, who were instrumental in assisting Police with the apprehension of a man wanted in connection with a number of serious offences this week.
The crimes were allegedly committed in New South Wales and Queensland.
Police say members of the public went above and beyond to support them in their search both via air and land, showing immense dedication and community spirit, for which they say they are both proud and thankful.
The man was eventually apprehended hiding in bushland on a property outside Dirranbandi.
Subsequent searches of areas where the offender had sought refuge overnight resulted in the locating of a number of alleged stolen weapons.
A 29-year-old St George man was charged with 22 offences following the series of incidents which originated in New South Wales and continued in the Dirranbandi area over a two-day period (May 22 and 23).
Police will allege they attempted to intercept the man as he travelled across the New South Wales – Queensland border in a stolen 4WD utility.
Police say the arrest could not have been possible without the” amazing assistance of local residents committed to keeping the community safe”.