Between 6:30 and 6:45 on Saturday a white Holden Commodore sedan was stolen from a Hackett Tce address.
The same vehicle was later involved in a petrol drive off from the BP service station on the same road.
At 3pm yesterday afternoon the vehicle was found in Heatley St, Townsville where a 24-year-old Charters Towers man was charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle, stealing and driving with a disqualified license.
Charters Towers Senior Sergeant Graham Lohmann says police gathered a lot of information through a post on the community discussions board
“It was one occasion where Facebook actually has been used for good,” Sen-Serg Lohmann says.
“It provided us with some very useful information.”
The man is due to appear in Townsville Magistrates Court today.
At 12:15pm last Wednesday a Gold City Taxi picked up a 46-year-old woman from Sellheim St in Richmond Hill.
The woman was dropped off in the centre of town and when she was unable to pay the taxi ran off down the street.
Police are still waiting to speak to the woman.
There were two drink driving charges laid last week, the first a 70-year-old Townsville man was stopped for a random breath test on Bridge St.
He had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.055.
“It’s half a beer or 10 minutes difference,” Sen-Serg Lohmann says.
The second was a 34-year-old Charters Towers man driving a Holden sedan along Mary St.
When he was intercepted he took a random breath test returning a reading of 0.102.
Both men will appear in Charters Towers Magistrates Court on February 22.