TWO men have been arrested following a police operation at Kangaroo Flat.
Bendigo Highway Patrol Sergeant Mick McCrann said police attended an Olympic Parade address after an anonymous tip about 12.45pm today in relation to a white Toyota HiAce van.
The van was believed to have been involved in ramming a Central Goldfields Highway Patrol vehicle to evade roadside breath testing in the Chewton area yesterday.
Police had appealed for information about the van and its driver.
Sergeant McCrann said the van was also believed to have been used to evade police in Long Gully this morning.
With the Victoria Police air wing and canine units on standby, Sergeant McCrann said police secured the van in the driveway of the Olympic Parade address.
A 17-year-old man from Long Gully was arrested on suspicion of driving the vehicle during this morning's evasion.
He is assisting police with their inquiries.
Sergeant McCrann said police arrived to find a second man at the address who was wanted in relation to multiple family violence and criminal matters.
He said the man fled the scene, prompting police to cordon off the area and start a house-by-house search.
Police arrested a 22-year-old man nearby.
Sergeant McCrann said the two men were known associates.
He thanked members of the public for their cooperation.
About 20 police members were at the scene at the height of the operation.
Sergeant McCrann said there were no injuries to any police members.
THERE is a police operation underway in Kangaroo Flat.
It is believed the operation is linked to the ramming of a police car in the Chewton area yesterday.
The driver and vehicle from yesterday's incident have been located.
It is understood the driver of the vehicle is in police custody, but a second person has fled on foot.
It is unknown if that person was involved in yesterday's incident, but they could be linked to a number of recent offences in the Bendigo area.
POLICE are seeking information about a van and its driver after a police vehicle was rammed yesterday.
Officers were conducting roadside breath testing in the Chewton area at the time, about 10.40am.
"Police approached a vehicle and that vehicle has then fled from the police causing some damage to the police vehicle as it fled," Bendigo Sergeant Michael Thompson said.
He said there were no injuries to any police members.
The damaged police vehicle is still able to be driven, police said.
The vehicle of interest to police is a white Toyota HiAce late model van with a smashed rear window and no number plates, similar to the one pictured.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Bendigo Police Station on 5448 1300 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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