Accused denied bail in court
Men involved in Friday night carnage stay in custody
TWO of the men involved in the chaos on Toowoomba streets on Friday night have been remanded in custody after court appearances.
Police will allege Damien James Reynolds, 21, was responsible for the theft of the first vehicle which was involved in the assault of a police officer at 4.15pm on Friday.
Jesse Lee Jenkins, 24, was allegedly at the wheel of the car, where he went on to evade police and torch it in Athol a short time later.
POLAIR 1 helped police arrest Jenkins after he was believed to have evaded police for a second time later that night, before being arrested in Kearneys Spring.
Reynolds’ application for bail was denied in Toowoomba Magistrates Court yesterday, while Jenkins did not apply for it.
Darling Downs Detective Acting Inspector Paul McCusker said police charged a total of six people with more than 70 offences stemming from Friday night’s carnage.
“Since Friday afternoon, Toowoomba Police have been able to refer 73 charges in respect to six individuals, which ranged from very serious offences as outlined, and all relate to burglary offences, unlawful use offences and invade police charges,” he told the media yesterday.
Det Insp McCusker deemed the actions of officers during the incidents as “appropriate”, given the dangerous manner in which the car was driven.
“The measures taken by police during this time were appropriate to what had occurred,” he said.
“That pursuit at one stage was terminated because of the manner (the vehicle was driven).”
CHAOS: The front page of The Chronicle yesterday.