Further charges laid as Operation Regional Mongoose continues

Friday, 13 October 2023 01:13:38 PM

Another three people have been charged as Operation Regional Mongoose continues throughout Western Region.

Operation Regional Mongoose was established in September this year to investigate and tackle serious property-related crime committed predominately by young

Incidents of note:

  • About 5.30pm on Tuesday 3 October 2023, police attached to Chifley Police District arrested a 17-year-old boy and took them to Orange Police Station where he was charged with four outstanding arrest warrants for property and traffic-related offences. He was refused bail and will next appear before a children’s court on Friday 20 October 2023.

  • Just after 2pm on Thursday (5 October 2023), officers were conducting foot patrols along Bridge Street, Tamworth, when they stopped a man and woman. Following inquiries, police searched a 20-year-old woman’s handbag where they allegedly located cannabis and methylamphetamine. She was arrested and taken to Tamworth Police Station, where police conducted a further search locating a credit card not belonging to her. She was charged with two counts of possess prohibited drug, and goods in personal custody suspected being stolen. The woman was given conditional bail to appear at Tamworth Local Court on Monday 6 November 2023.

  • About 10.30am on Thursday 5 October 2023, officers attached to Western Region Enforcement Squad were conducting foot patrols when they spoke with a motorcyclist at the intersection of Myall Street and John Glenn Place, Dubbo. Checks revealed the 21-year-old man was wanted on three outstanding arrest warrants. He was arrested and taken to Dubbo Police Station where he was charged with the outstanding warrants for traffic, property and firearm-related offences. He was refused bail to appear at Dubbo Local Court on Wednesday 18 October 2023.

Investigations under Operation Regional Mongoose continue.

Anyone with information about Operation Regional Mongoose 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.