A TEENAGE boy has been charged after a police officer was injured and two cars were allegedly rammed by a stolen vehicle.
Officers from the Central North Police District were alerted after a silver Toyota Kluger was stolen from a motel on Mitchell Street in Bourke about 10.45pm on Tuesday.
Patrolling police saw the SUV on Mitchell Street 30 minutes later and initiated a pursuit when the driver allegedly failed to stop when directed. It was terminated shortly after due to safety concerns.
Police will allege the SUV was used to ram two police vehicles which left one officer injured.
The burnt-out vehicle was found 2.50am on Wednesday on the corner of Anson and Yanda streets.
Following inquiries, detectives arrested a 16-year-old at a home in Bourke on Thursday morning.
He was taken to Bourke Police Station where he was charged with 11 offences, they include:
- Police pursuit - not stop - drive dangerously (two counts)
- Drive motor vehicle menaces another with intent
- Use offensive weapon in company to prevent detention
- Take and drive conveyance without consent of owner
- Destroy/damage property in company (two counts)
- Destroy property in company use fire
- Operate vehicle so driving wheel/s undergo loss of traction
- Not give particulars to owner of damaged property, and
- Never licensed person drive vehicle on road.
The teenager was bail refused to appear in a children's court on Friday.