Man charged over spate of alleged burglaries across Cardinia area

Police have arrested a man over a spate of alleged burglaries at schools in the Cardinia area over the past month.

Pakenham Police were patrolling the Officer area on Friday 19 January, when they arrested a man during an alleged burglary at a primary school on Bridge Road, about 4am.

Further inquiries have allegedly linked the man to several other burglaries, including at a primary school on Tivendale Road, Officer on the same day.

Investigators executed a search warrant at a home on Ash Crescent, Pakenham, yesterday afternoon, where they seized tools believed to have been stolen during burglaries at an additional three schools in Berwick and Officer on 18 and 19 January.

Police also seized items including a stand-up paddle board allegedly linking the man to a burglary at a camping store in Pakenham on 3 January, as well as a camper trailer valued at $30,000, believed to have been stolen from Innovation Way, Pakenham on 12 January.

The 40-year-old was remanded in custody to appear in Dandenong Magistrate’s Court today.

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