Crime spree ends in three arrests at Coonabarabran

A man has been charged following a crime spree in the state’s north-west during which he allegedly stole a vehicle and assaulted a man.

During the evening of Wednesday 25 September 2019, a 34-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman forced entry to a property at Bugaldie, north of Coonabarabran, and stole a Ford Laser with a box trailer containing various farming equipment.

About 3am on Thursday 26 September 2019, the man attended the home of a male known to him at Binnaway. It is alleged the 34-year-old man smashed windows and assaulted the occupant before leaving the address.

About 11.30pm, the man attended an elderly man’s home on Kurrajong Road at Binnaway where he spoke with the victim before stealing a variety of items including clothing and a wallet, and leaving the location.

Officers attached to Orana Mid Western Police District were notified and commenced an investigation into the matters.

On Friday (27 September 2019), police arrested the woman at Oxley Vale. She was taken to Gunnedah Police Station and charged with take conveyance, exceed speed limit by 20km/h, not obey direction of police traffic stop, and drive vehicle during disqualification period. The woman was bail refused to Tamworth Local Court on Monday 21 October 2019.

Following multiple foot pursuits, the man was arrested at a cabin on the Newell Highway at Coonabarabran yesterday (Wednesday 2 October 2019).

He was taken to Coonabarabran Police Station and charged with steal motor vehicle, take and drive conveyance, trespass (x2), assault occasioning actual bodily harm, destroy or damage property, steal from dwelling, hinder police and drive while unlicensed.

He was bail refused to appear before Dubbo Local Court today (Thursday 3 October 2019).

A third woman, aged 35, was also arrested at the cabin and was charged with hinder apprehension, hinder officer in the execution of duty, and possess prohibited drug.

She was granted conditional bail to appear before the Coonabarabran Local Court on Friday 22 November 2019.

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