A man will face court today after a police car is allegedly sacked during multiple raids on the Central Coast yesterday, while the police continue to seek a third person.
Around 8.45 am on Sunday, traffic cops and patrols saw the Subaru WRX at Matcham Road in Matcham, allegedly traveling above the marked speed limit.
A few moments later, Subaru was found crashing at the intersection at Coachwood Drive intersection, and three passengers fled to the adjacent pond.
With the help of officers from the Brisbane Water Police District, Dog Unit and PolAir, a perimeter was set up and the search began.
One 19 year old man was arrested shortly afterwards and taken to the Gosford police station. It was later released for further investigation.
It is alleged that the Subaru driver stole Mitsubishi Triton from a nearby estate before driving through the police perimeter, struck two high-ranking police officers, and ran a chase.
Mitsubishi stopped at Carlton Rd in Holgate and reportedly switched to the police vehicle behind him causing considerable damage.
The quest continued through Erina before it was interrupted at Barralong Rd for security reasons.
Mitsubishi was controlled by PolAir and was seen parked in the back of the house on Erina Street in Gosford. The driver, a 39-year-old man, was arrested by the police as he left.
He was taken to a Gosford police station and charged with motorcycles that exceed speed, drives a motor vehicle during a disqualification period (x2), drives ruthlessly / angry or fast / dangerous, drives and drives without the consent of the owner, using weapons to prevent legality detention (x2), and three points of police pursuit – they do not stop – driving negligent.
The man Summerland Pointe has been denied a bail to appear at the local court in Gosford today.
Two senior police officers were taken to Gosford Hospital to assess and treat back and neck injuries.
The inquiries continue on the location of the male traveler Subaru.
Anyone with information about this incident should be contacted with criminals: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.