A man accused of a crime spree through Conder where he allegedly drove a stolen car at two people as he escaped was granted bail on Monday.
Jackson Cory Allred, 26, appeared in the ACT Magistrates Court charged with nine offences, including dangerous driving, drug possession and theft. He did not enter pleas.
Police documents stated the alleged crime spree began on Tuesday morning when a woman had her blue Nissan Pathfinder, which she'd left running in her driveway in Flynn, stolen.
Early on Saturday morning, a Conder woman looked out her window and noticed an SUV parked next to her son's work truck. She went outside and found two men allegedly removing a concrete helicopter and a jackhammer from her son's truck.
When the woman yelled out to them, the two men fled with her son's tools.
Later that morning the two men allegedly stole number plates from a car parked in Heidelberg Street, Conder.
A neighbour confronted the men when he saw them allegedly leaving with the stolen plates in the blue Nissan. He said the engine revved loudly and the car allegedly accelerated towards him before braking aggressively, reversing and fleeing.
About 10 minutes later, a man in Nerli Place, Conder, found the two men outside his garage. When he disturbed them, one of the suspects allegedly jumped back into the Nissan and accelerated at the man forcing him to jump out of the way.
After conducting an investigation, police officers went to another Conder home and found Mr Allred, who was allegedly wearing clothing that matched witness accounts.
The Nissan Pathfinder, stolen from Flynn, was allegedly in the driveway and the keys to the vehicle were on a lanyard around Mr Allred's neck, police said.
Police also allegedly found methamphetamine and Diazepam in his possession. Allegedly stolen items were also found at the home.
Mr Allred applied for bail on Monday. His duty solicitor told the court the current evidence was not conclusive proof, and conviction was not inevitable.
Special Magistrate Margaret Hunter described it as a substantial circumstantial case.
His defence lawyer said he had employment as a painter and strict bail conditions could mitigate any risks he would reoffend.
The prosecutor said the charges were too serious to warrant bail and Mr Allred had been convicted of similar offences in the past, although had had a clean record since 2013.
Ms Hunter granted him bail with conditions such as a curfew and to not consume illegal drugs.
"I have some concerns about you," she said.
"I'm giving you the benefit of the doubt."
Mr Allred will return to court next month.