What is it with Warren?
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.