A 27-year-old Queenstown man filled his Toyota with around $20 of petrol at Gorge Road Caltex at 5.30pm on Tuesday and then refused to pay.
Police said he became angry with staff and they indicated they knew his identity and would be resolving the matter.
• At 5.55pm on Tuesday, police were called to an address at Marina Dr where a woman had died suddenly.
Police are not treating the death as suspicious and the matter has been referred to the coroner.
• At 2.30am on Wednesday, a 22-year-old New Zealand woman was arrested and charged after $900 worth of "personal items" were stolen from an address on Thompson St.
Senior Constable Chris Blackford said the woman was not an occupant of the house.
She would be appearing in the Queenstown District Court on November 19.
• At 11pm on Wednesday, police were called to a noise control dispute at a Frankton address.
It was resolved at the scene and no further police action would be taken.