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Teenager charged with property offences - Strike Force Waldo

Monday, 25 July 2022 01:51:59 PM

A teenager has been charged as part of an investigation into an alleged vehicle theft in the state’s north west.

Strike Force Waldo was established this month to investigate property offences throughout Central North Police District.

On Friday 8 July 2022, police responded to reports of a vehicle fire in Harris Street, Bourke, about 4.45am. NSW Rural Fire Service attended and extinguished the blaze.

Police commenced an investigation and established the vehicle was stolen earlier that day from a home on Bourke Street, Brewarrina

Following inquiries, officers attended a home in Bourke at 6.30pm on Saturday (23 July 2022), and arrested a 16-year-old boy.

He was taken to Bourke Police Station and charged with take and drive conveyance without consent of owner, be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner and goods in personal custody suspected being stolen.

The teen was refused bail and appeared at a children’s court on Sunday 24 July 2022, where he was given conditional bail to appear before the children’s court on Monday 1 August 2022.

Investigations will continue under Strike Force Waldo.

Strike Force Waldo consists of detectives and officers from the Central North Police District, Western Region Enforcement Squad, Traffic and Highway Patrol Command, Youth Command and the Dog Unit.

Anyone with information to assist officers attached to Strike Force Waldo 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.