Stolen items seized, three men charged, NSW

Detectives have charged three people after seizing large amounts of stolen property across the state’s west.

As part of investigations into reports of stolen items, officers from Orana Mid-Western Police District executed search warrants at four property in Dubbo, Trangie, Narromine and Wongarbon between Tuesday 25 February 2020 and Friday 29 February 2020.

During the searches, investigators seized a large amount of property, believed to be stolen, which included power tools, a generator, a compressor, a quadbike, a car trailer, two air conditioning units, a diesel engine and a caravan.

Three men – aged 44, 56 and 38 – have been charged with property and firearms offences as part of the investigation.

The 44-year-old Dubbo man was refused bail and appeared in Dubbo Local Court today (Tuesday 3 March 2020), where he was refused bail to appear before the same court on Tuesday 17 March 2020.

The 56-year-old Wongarbon man was refused bail and will next appear at Dubbo Local Court on Wednesday 11 March 2020.

The 38-year-old Wongarbon man was refused bail and appeared at Dubbo Local Court on Thursday 27 February 2020, where he was granted conditional bail to appear before the same court on Thursday 12 March 2020.

Investigators are continuing to make inquiries to identify the owners of the alleged stolen items. Those who believe the items may be there will be required to provide proof of ownership to detectives.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence.

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