Three arrested after police officer run over in Mackay

Mackay detectives investigating an incident this morning in which a police officer was run over have arrested three people, including wanted person Levi Brown, Queensland Police say.

It will be alleged a police patrol spotted two alleged stolen vehicles- a Toyota Landcruiser and a Holden Commodore- in Riverside Drive, Cremorne (Mackay) around 11.30am.

The marked police vehicle pulled up in front of the Commodore where it is alleged the female driver reversed back before accelerating and crashing into the right-hand side of the police car.

The two officers exited their damaged vehicle and attempted to stop the two stolen vehicles from leaving when it will be alleged a 49-year-old male sergeant was run over by the Landcruiser, sustaining a non-life-threatening injury to his ankle.

The officer and his partner managed to apprehend the female driver and male passenger of the Commodore. The Landcruiser, which contained two men, fled the scene.

The sergeant was transported to Mackay Base Hospital for treatment.

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate 27-year-old Mackay man Kiran Hazard, who officers believe will be able to assist them with their investigations into this incident.

Mr Hazard, pictured, is described as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander in appearance, approximately 174cms tall, with a proportionate build, black hair and brown eyes. He has a distinctive dark coloured birthmark on the left side of his neck.

    

Police continue to conduct patrols for the stolen 2015 grey Toyota Landcruiser- with Queensland registration CAMDEE.

Anyone who sights the Landcruiser or has any information in relation to the current whereabouts of Kiran Hazard are urged not to approach but to immediately call Triple Zero (000).

Levi Brown, 25, a passenger in the Landcruiser, was located in Habana (Mackay) around 5pm today and arrested by virtue of a return to prison warrant. Further charges are expected to be laid over his recent activities.

Levi Brown escaped lawful custody in Rockhampton on June 3 with a second man, who was located and arrested on June 7 in North Mackay.

Mackay detectives have charged a 35-year-old Bakers Creek woman in relation to this morning’s incident at Cremorne. She been charged with six offences including dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, displaying a false number plate, possession of explosives (ammunition), possession of tainted property (cash), possession of a drug utensil and unlicensed and disqualified driving.

A 26-year-old Andergrove man has also been charged with possession of a dangerous drug (methylamphetamine) and possession of a utensil.

Both have been denied police bail and remanded in custody to appear in the Mackay Magistrates Court tomorrow.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers.

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