What is it with War­ren?

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AN 18-year-old man from War­ren has been charged with ma­li­cious dam­age.

Po­lice al­lege the man tore out a number of freshly planted trees at a ru­ral prop­erty near the town ear­lier this month.

He’ll ap­pear at War­ren Lo­cal Court next month.

Mean­time, po­lice are also in­ves­ti­gat­ing the ma­li­cious dam­age and theft of farm­ing items from a War­ren prop­erty.

Some­time on July 26 or 27, 20 fences were cut, and diesel si­phoned from machin­ery.

The day af­ter re­port­ing the in­ci­dent, on July 28, the prop­erty owner found a fur­ther 20 fences had been cut at the same prop­erty which had been re­paired the day prior.

A Honda 500cc dirt bike, mo­tor­bike ramps and an amount of diesel fuel was also re­ported miss­ing.

Po­lice take ru­ral tres­pass extremely se­ri­ously, ac­cord­ing to State Ru­ral Crime Co­or­di­na­tor, De­tec­tive In­spec­tor Cameron White­side.

“The im­pact on the lo­cal farmer, the lo­cal ru­ral com­mu­nity and the po­ten­tial im­pact on the farm­ing in­dus­tries is a cur­rent and con­tin­u­ing fo­cus for the NSW Po­lice Force,” de­tec­tive in­spec­tor White­side said.

“Ru­ral related tres­pass is linked to a broad range of ru­ral crime that has such a sig­nif­i­cant im­pact on ru­ral land own­ers and we want to work with ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties to put those re­spon­si­ble be­fore the court.”

In­ves­ti­ga­tions con­tinue and any­one with in­for­ma­tion about this in­ci­dent is urged to contact Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000 or their lo­cal po­lice sta­tion.

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