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Police update: stolen vehicle targeting police in Vincent

Two teenagers have been charged with multiple offenses following the alleged ramming of a police car in Vincent on Tuesday evening.

At approximately 11:35 p.m. on September 7, a marked police car was patrolling Palmerston Street when a dark blue Nissan Navara utility crashed into the police car before someone in the Nissan threw a stone, smashing the windshield 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 in Palmerston Street investigating the initial 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 taken to hospital.

The Nissan Navara was stolen from Joyce Street, Kirwan at around 6:20 p.m. yesterday afternoon.

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

A 15-year-old Palm Island man has been charged with six counts each of unlawful motor vehicle use and intentional damage, two counts each of burglary, entering premises and attempting to enter one room, and one count each for serious assault, theft and attempted entry into a dwelling.

Both men are scheduled to appear in Townsville Children’s Court today.

Investigators are asking anyone with more information, a dash cam or CCTV vision regarding these incidents to contact the police.

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Mildred Lasky

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