A THIRD man has been charged in relation to the attempted theft of farm equipment from a rural property in the Central West.
Between 12.40am and 1.30am on Monday, September 2, a property owner was alerted to a break-in at a shed on his property near Peak Hill.
On attending the property, the victim saw a Toyota Landcruiser allegedly towing a trailer containing an ATV and various farming equipment, all previously stored at the location. It is alleged the stolen goods were discarded on the roadway as the men left the area.
Rural Crime Investigators attached to Central West Police District were notified and commenced inquiries into the matter.
About 10am on Thursday, September 26, officers arrested a 40-year-old man at a home on Euchie Street at Peak Hill.
He was taken to Parkes Police Station and charged with aggravated break enter and steal (in company).
He was granted strict conditional bail to appear before Peak Hill Local Court on November 15.
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The third arrest comes after a 41-year-old man was charged with aggravated break enter and steal, malicious damage, drive in a manner dangerous and failing to supply drivers details of a motor vehicle on September 11. He was released on conditional bail to appear at Parkes Local Court on October 11.
A 22-year-old man was also charged with aggravated break and enter, malicious damage, and cultivate and possess prohibited drug. He was also charged with malicious damage after allegedly damaging a cell door at the Parkes Police Station while in custody. The man was granted strict conditional bail to appear before Parkes Local Court on November 15.
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