Police charge man with string of rural crime offences – Orana Mid Western

A man has been charged following an investigation into rural crime offenses alleged to have occurred in the state’s Orana region.

About 10.45am on Saturday (9 January 2021), officers attached to Orana Mid Western Police District received reports an unknown vehicle was being driven through paddocks at a rural property near Dandaloo.

Police attended and spoke with two men, aged 28 and 33, who were located alongside the vehicle which had became bogged in a paddock.

During a search of the vehicle, police seized a number of alleged animal hunting/ catching items.

The 29-year-old man was arrested and taken to Dubbo Police Station.

Investigators from the NSW Police Force Rural Crime Prevention Team commenced an investigation into the matter.

About 1pm on Saturday (9 January 2021), the man was charged with give false name, enter enclosed agricultural land possess net trap etc, and enter enclosed land without lawful excuse.

He was also charged with fraud offences, biosecurity offences, livestock transportation offences, animal cruelty offences, steal cattle – less than $5000, NPWS offences and livestock transport offences relating to the alleged theft of rangeland goats from the Gilgandra area in 2020, and breach of bail.

He appeared before bail court yesterday (Sunday 10 January 2021) where he was bail refused to appear before the same court on Wednesday 13 January 2021.

Investigations continue.

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