Detectives charge teenagers after alleged police ramming

Update Wednesday 11:30AM:

Ballarat teenagers James Nunn and Amy Warren have been charged and remanded in custody following an alleged police ramming.

They were arrested yesterday morning after a police car was allegedly struck in a Redan driveway on Sunday afternoon, sparking a two-day search operation to find the pair.

James Nunn and Amy Warren.

James Nunn and Amy Warren.

Both Nunn, 19, and Warren, 18, have been charged with serious driving and burglary offences.

Neither applied for bail and they will appear in court at a later date.

Update Tuesday 2:15PM:

Detectives have arrested Ballarat teenagers James Nunn and Amy Warren following an alleged police ramming in Redan at the weekend.

It’s believed officers arrived at a house along Park Street about 3.20pm on Sunday after a warrant had been issued for Nunn’s arrest.

But as they entered the house’s driveway their police vehicle was allegedly struck by a reversing car, which then drove through a fence and sped off.

The offending vehicle was later found ditched near Boak and Shire avenues at Mount Helen.

Nunn, 19, was wanted on warrants over a number of alleged motor vehicle, burglary and evasion offences across Ballarat, Geelong and Melbourne.

A warrant was also issued for Warren’s arrest after Sunday’s alleged ramming.

The 18-year-old was believed to be an associate of Nunn.

It comes after the issue of police ramming has come increasingly under the spotlight this year following a number of unrelated incidents where Ballarat police members have been injured.

In August, two police members were hit by a car while responding to suspicious activity late at night on Bradbury Street at Brown Hill.

Police officers avoided injury along Park Street on Sunday.

Police said charges were yet to be laid as of Tuesday afternoon.