Trio arrested, one on the run after ramming Tweed Heads police car

Three people have been charged, while a fourth is on the run, after allegedly ramming a police vehicle in a stolen car in Tweed Heads yesterday.

Officers first spotted a black Jeep Cherokee driving through a service centre along the Pacific Motorway at Chinderah around midday.

Police say that when they approached the vehicle, the 4WD ‘accelerated harshly’, narrowly avoiding one of the officers.


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It then rammed two vehicles, including a police car, before coming to a stop.

More police units, including the dog squad, were called in and arrested three out of the four people who were in the Jeep.

It’s understood the fourth fled the scene, with police confirming they are still trying to track them down.

When officers searched the vehicle, they also found a .22 calibre rifle, a number of knives, a small amount of methylamphetamine and stolen identity documents.

A 21-year-old man, a 24-year-old woman and a 30-year-old man were taken to Tweed Heads police station and have since been charged.

They were all refused bail to appear in court today.

Two police officers were in the vehicle at the time it was rammed, but they luckily escaped injury.

A 30-year-old man was charged with three offences including being carried in a conveyance taken without consent of the owner, possess prohibited drug and custody of a knife in a public place.

A 21-year-old man was charged with being carried in a conveyance taken without consent of the owner and goods in custody.

A 24-year-old woman was charged with seven offences including being carried in a conveyance taken without consent of the owner, possess prohibited drug, custody of a knife in a public place, goods in custody and three outstanding warrants.

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