Three teenagers have been arrested over a joyride in Katherine which saw two stolen cars used to ram police vehicles.
Police received reports that two cars were being driven erratically and dangerously through town at about 11pm last night.
Deputy Commissioner Michael Murphy says the joyride expanded to public spaces, parks and on the wrong side of the road.
The two vehicles, allegedly stolen from the Northern Land Council compound were then alleged used to ram two police vehicles causing significant damage.
Deputy Commissioner Michael Murphy says the carnage didn’t stop there.
“The Katherine golf course was damaged, I think three holes and fairways was destroyed.”
“The Katherine High School oval was also damaged and there was a ram raid at the Whitehouse Furnishers in Katherine.”
Fortunately no one was injured, with the youths fleeing the scene in one of the stolen cars as the other was damaged in the collision.
Police have since recovered both vehicles and believe five youths were involved.
Deputy Commissioner Michael Murphy says the trio aged 14, 16 and 16 who are in custody are known to police.
Superintendent Craig Garland says someone could have been killed in the incident.
“The actions of these offenders could have led to the death of innocent bystanders.”
“This type of behaviour is abhorrent and absolutely unacceptable.”
Anyone with information is urged to contact Police on 131 444 or you can report anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.