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Workshop lessons help landowner nab teen following rural offences

AN 18-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested and charged by police in relation to a string of offences that occurred in the Dubbo region. In late October a number of crimes were committed on a property in Dandaloo, near Trangie. “The offender entered the cab of the loader and stole a UHF radio,” NSW Police State Rural Crime Co-ordinator Detective Inspector Cameron Whiteside said. READ ALSO: Police appeal for help to locate man missing in states west “The loader was parked about 500 metres into a paddock off Tyrie Road, Dandaloo. “The offender also damaged fencing about two kilometres from the intersection of Tyrie and Jamea roads, Dandaloo.” Det Insp Whiteside said tyre tracks were seen in the victims property directly to the loader. During the incident, 350 litres of diesel was also stolen from the loader. Det Insp Whiteside said the property owner had recently attended a Tackling Rural Crime workshop that was delivered by the Trangie Rural Crime Prevention team. “The landholder was able to put into practice what was learnt at the workshop, including a timely report to the police and crime scene preservation measures,” he said. READ ALSO: Residents urged to dob in a dealer during campaign “The landholder secured evidence at the scene which assisted greatly in this investigation.” Rural crime investigators and specialist forensic officers then commenced an investigation. “As a result of the inquiries made and the analysis of forensic material an 18 year-old Dubbo man was arrested on December 28, 2018,” Det Insp Whiteside said. READ ALSO: Heat and holidays deliver crowds to Dubbo Aquatic Leisure Centre “The man was charged with two counts of stealing, two counts of malicious damage, and trespassing.” The man appeared in Dubbo Local Court on December 29 and was granted conditional bail and released to appear at the Dubbo Local Court on January 30.

AN 18-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested and charged by police in relation to a string of offences that occurred in the Dubbo region.

In late October a number of crimes were committed on a property in Dandaloo, near Trangie.

“The offender entered the cab of the loader and stole a UHF radio,” NSW Police State Rural Crime Co-ordinator Detective Inspector Cameron Whiteside said.

“The loader was parked about 500 metres into a paddock off Tyrie Road, Dandaloo.

“The offender also damaged fencing about two kilometres from the intersection of Tyrie and Jamea roads, Dandaloo.”

CAUGHT: Workshop lessons help landowner nab teen following rural offences. Photo: NSW POLICE

Det Insp Whiteside said tyre tracks were seen in the victims property directly to the loader.

During the incident, 350 litres of diesel was also stolen from the loader.

Det Insp Whiteside said the property owner had recently attended a Tackling Rural Crime workshop that was delivered by the Trangie Rural Crime Prevention team.

“The landholder was able to put into practice what was learnt at the workshop, including a timely report to the police and crime scene preservation measures,” he said.

“The landholder secured evidence at the scene which assisted greatly in this investigation.”

Rural crime investigators and specialist forensic officers then commenced an investigation.

The landholder secured evidence at the scene which assisted greatly in this investigation.

NSW Police State Rural Crime Co-ordinator Detective Inspector Cameron Whiteside

“As a result of the inquiries made and the analysis of forensic material an 18 year-old Dubbo man was arrested on December 28, 2018,” Det Insp Whiteside said.

“The man was charged with two counts of stealing, two counts of malicious damage, and trespassing.”

The man appeared in Dubbo Local Court on December 29 and was granted conditional bail and released to appear at the Dubbo Local Court on January 30.

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