Knaresborough High Street was closed from around 6pm until 8.30pm as the police dealt with an incident.
It is being reported locally that the Police dealt with an incident at a premises and those involved made a dramatic getaway as the police attempted, but failed to stop them.
A police van was also damaged and had to be taken away by trailer.
Police and the dog search team were also out in other areas of Knaresborough.
Further details are expected to follow.