Wanted man charged after search warrant at Bourke

A man who was wanted on six outstanding warrants has been charged with a range of offences, after being arrested in the state’s central north yesterday.

On Monday 6 April 2020, officers from Central North Police District commenced inquiries after receiving information that a 28-year-old man failed to appear in Bourke Local Court regarding multiple matters.

Warrants were issued for his arrest and following inquiries, with assistance from the Proactive Crime Team and Rural Crime Prevention Team, a search warrant was executed at house on Denman Street, Bourke, about 2.50pm yesterday (Saturday 11 April 2020).

Upon entry, police will allege the 28-year-old man hid from police in a roof cavity, before he was arrested a short time later and taken to Bourke Police Station.

During the search, police located over 150 rounds of ammunition.

The man was charged with six outstanding warrants relating to property, firearm, fraud, traffic and breach of bail offences.

He was refused bail to appear at Dubbo Local Court via AVL today (Sunday 12 April 2020).

Superintendent Andrew Hurst, District Commander, Central North Police District, has thanked the community for their assistance.

Police also issued a 68-year-old man in the home with a Future Court Attendance Notice for breach of a Firearms Prohibition Order and will appear in court at a date to be determined.

“We acknowledge the support shown by the Bourke community in providing information which led to this search warrant. If any member of the community has information relating to illegal activity, contact your local police station or Crime Stoppers,” said Superintendent Hurst.

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