Further Charges Laid – Strike Force Dozer

A man has been charged as part of an ongoing investigation into property-related crime in rural areas throughout the state’s west.

In March 2023, Strike Force Dozer was established by officers from the Rural Crime Prevention Team and Orana Mid-Western Police District, to investigate rural property crime throughout the Narromine, Warren, Trangie, Nyngan and Cobar and Peak Hills areas.

As part of ongoing inquiries, about 9.20am today (Thursday 22 February 2024), officers attached a home on Waugan Street, Gilgandra, and arrested a 35-year-old man.

He was taken to Gilgandra Police Station and charged with:

  • Enter building/land with intent commit indictable offence
  • Break and enter dwelling-house with intent
  • Larceny value
  • Destroy or damage property >$15000
  • Drive conveyance taken without consent of owner

The man was refused bail to appear at Dubbo Local Court today (Thursday 22 February 2024).

Police will allege that 1000 litres of diesel was stolen along with other items of property; heavy machinery was also allegedly damaged, with an estimated value of more than $440,000.

Investigations are continuing.

Anyone with information about Strike Force Dozer is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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