Police lay stealing charges at Richmond

Charters Towers Detectives have charged a man after he allegedly stole portable panels from a set of cattle yards on a remote property in north west Queensland.

It will be alleged on April 21, about 60 portable cattle yard panels were stolen from the property near Croyden.

The victims had mustered a considerable amount of cattle to the yards, to find that they had been stolen. This caused considerable problems at the time as they had nowhere to yard the cattle.

On June 26, a tip off from an anonymous source led detectives from Major and Organised Crime Squad – Rural, to execute a search warrant on a Croyden-Richmond Road cattle property.

It will be alleged police located 46 of the panels and some of the panels had distinguishing marks painted over with blue paint.

Police seized the panels and on July 19 a man was served a notice to appear.

A 49-year-old Richmond man has been charged with one count each of stealing and wilful damage.

He will appear in the Richmond Magistrates Court on August 14.

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