Police update: Stolen vehicle targeting police at Vincent

Two teenage males have been charged with multiple offences following the alleged ramming of a police car in Vincent on Tuesday night.

Around 11.35pm on September 7, a marked police car was patrolling in Palmerston Street when a dark blue Nissan Navara utility drove at the police car before someone in the Nissan threw a rock, shattering the windscreen and spraying the officer with shards of glass.

The officer was transported to Townsville University Hospital with minor cuts to his eyes.

An hour later, police were at Palmerston Street investigating the original incident when the same Nissan Navara was intentionally driven into the driver’s side of a stationary marked police vehicle.

The officer in the vehicle sustained a minor injury but was not transported to hospital.

The Nissan Navara was stolen from Joyce Street, Kirwan around 6.20pm yesterday afternoon.

A 16-year-old Palm Island male has been charged with four counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and one count of entering a premises and committing an indictable offence.

A 15-year-old Palm Island male has been charged with six counts each of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and wilful damage, two counts each of burglary, entry of a premises and attempted entry of a premises, and one count each of serious assault, stealing and attempted entering a dwelling.

Both males are due to appear in Townsville Childrens Court today.

Investigators are re-appealing for anyone with further information, dash cam or CCTV vision relating to these incidents to contact police.

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