A Broomfield man known to use the drug ice has been accused of stealing vehicles in Creswick, Ballarat and Redan.
Aaron Griffin made an application for bail at the Ballarat Magistrates Court on Wednesday, but it was refused because he did not show compelling reasons why he should be bailed.
The court was told Griffin was on a community corrections order when he allegedly stole the vehicles, a motorbike and trailer between May 3 and 7.
Police informant Senior Constable Paul Fiddaman said a Toyota Landcruiser was stolen from Creswick on May 3, while a vehicle with a trailer attached was stolen from a Redan address on May 5.
He said between May 5 and 6 a white Ford utility loaded with tools was stolen, while a Suzuki motorbike was stolen from a Ballarat address on between May 6 and 7.
The court was told police responded to a call at Miners Rest relating to two suspicious males on May 7.
Senior Constable Paul Fiddaman said Griffin and a co-accused had stored the stolen items in a shed at the property, including numerous hand tools, number plates and a Toyota Landcruiser.
Griffin, who police said was an ice user, was arrested but his co-accused fled and is yet to be apprehended.
Police opposed Griffin's application for bail.
"He is a serious risk to the public given his prior offences and he is likely to commit further offences. The accused has a history of non-compliance of bail," Senior Constable Fiddaman said.
The court was told Griffin should be bailed because his drug issues would be better treated in the community, he would miss seeing his ill grandparents, he had psychiatric issues and he had employment.
His mother gave evidence, saying she had been supporting her son in the past few weeks after someone told her he was using ice and she should keep an eye on him.
She said Griffin was dealing with the separation of his parents, the break-up with his girlfriend and the death of two of his grandparents.
Magistrate Steven Raleigh disagreed with the submissions of the defence, saying Griffin was an unacceptable risk of endangering the public's safety.
Griffin's bail application was refused and he was remanded until July 8.
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