A 20-year-old man accused of ransacking and stealing cars and failing to appear at court has been refused bail.
Lincoln Beswick, of Creswick, was arrested on April 30 at the front of a Wendouree address and remanded in custody.
The Ballarat Magistrates' Court had issued three warrants for his arrest after he failed to answer bail.
Beswick applied to be released on bail on Wednesday and appeared via a video link from custody.
Police informant Senior Constable Christopher Bolton said Beswick was captured on CCTV ransacking a number of vehicles in Miners Rest in October.
He said on February 22, offenders attended the Ballarat Showgrounds, forced open a pavilion emergency door and took a cash register containing $120 cash from a food trailer.
Senior Constable Bolton said a Coke can located at the scene had Beswick's DNA on it.
He said the accused attended a Ballarat North address on the same day and approached a front door which could not be closed properly. The owner was sleeping inside.
Police allege Beswick reached his hand inside the gap to a table and took a set of keys to a Toyota Rav 4.
Senior Constable Bolton said Beswick gained access to the vehicle, which was parked on the nature strip, and he stole it.
He said Beswick attended the Miners Rest General Store in the stolen Rav 4 and filled it with with $75 worth of fuel without paying.
Beswick is charged with stealing a Volkswagen Beetle, attempting to steal tools and bottles of coke, driving as a learner without a supervisor and driving dangerously.
He was required to meet the exceptional circumstances test to be granted bail.
Senior Constable Bolton said police opposed Beswick's application for bail because he was an unacceptable risk of committing offences while on bail and failing to answer bail.
He said Beswick had a lack of regard for being on bail, he was unemployed and a cannabis user, and there were no bail conditions to satisfy the court he would answer bail.
Magistrate Ron Saines refused Beswick's application and he was remanded in custody until a later date.
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