Police have arrested a wanted man after a dramatic arrest involving the Victoria Police fugitive task force.
Detective Sergeant Jason von Tunk, of the Portland police crime investigation unit, said the 27-year-old from Heywood was located last week at a shearing shed in Majors Line Road, Fernihurst, about 50 kilometres north of Bendigo.
He said fugitive task force members, crime investigation unit detectives and the dog squad swarmed on the man who ran to a red Holden Commodore parked nearby.
"Police vehicles arrived and were parked around the Commodore to box him," Detective Sergeant von Tunk said.
"He refused to open his door and tried to drive away."
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Detective Sergeant von Tunk said he struck the driver's side door with a baton, causing it to smash.
"(The fugitive) then reversed, deliberately colliding with a police vehicle, causing significant damage to the sliding door," he said.
The man then fled at high speed, police said, exiting through a gate but colliding with a cattle grate.
"The front wheel of the vehicle was severely damaged and the vehicle was inoperable," Detective Sergeant von Tunk said.
"The car came to a sudden stop and he continued to try and accelerate, causing a lot of dirt to kick up (into the air).
"Police surrounded the car and the wanted man was forcibly removed through the driver's side window."
The man was conveyed to Bendigo police station where he was interviewed and charged with a range of offences, including aggravated burglary with a weapon, intentionally causing injury, resist arrest, ramming a police vehicle, and conduct endangering the lives of emergency services workers.
Detective Sergeant von Tunk said the man would also be charged with a raft of serious breaches of bail.
"All up there is probably between 50 and 60 charges," he said.
Numerous warrants had been issued for the man's arrest.
Detective Sergeant von Tunk said it was "very pleasing" to have the man in custody.
"We were successfully assisted by the fugitive task force and it was was a really good result in the end," he said.
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