A man has been charged by police investigating property offences near Cessnock.
In the early hours of yesterday morning (Monday 15 April 2019), a Honda ATV was stolen from a premises on Sandy Creek Road, Mount Vincent.
Around 8am the same morning, a number of witnesses reported seeing the vehicle being driven into nearby bushland before becoming bogged.
Police will allege when witnesses approached, a 23-year-old man threatened them before fleeing the scene.
Officers from the Hunter Valley Police District were called and searched the area with no success.
Later that day, police attended a home on Alpine Avenue, Cessnock and spoke with a 26-year-old woman.
A man then allegedly fled from the roof cavity of the home, and police initiated a foot pursuit.
He was arrested at a nearby home and charged with break, enter and steal, intimidation, trespass, malicious damage and breach of bail offences.
He was refused bail to face Maitland Local Court today (Tuesday 16 April 2019).
More charges are expected to be laid.
Police are appealing for any witnesses to the incident to contact Crime Stoppers and Cessnock Police.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.