Second man charged in relation to attempted theft from Peak Hill property

A second man has been charged in relation to the attempted theft of farm equipment from a rural property near Peak Hill

Between 12.39am and 1.27am 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.

The victim followed the vehicle which allegedly rammed the victim's utility before leaving the scene with several witnesses in pursuit.

It is alleged two passengers from the Landcruiser climbed from the cabin into the rear tray of the moving vehicle, unhooking the stolen trailer and discarding the power tools and equipment onto the roadway.

Rural Crime Investigators attached to Central West Police District were notified and commenced inquiries into the matter.

About 7pm on Wednesday, September 11, police arrested a 41-year-old man at the Parkes Police Station where he 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.

He was released on conditional bail to appear at Parkes Local Court on Friday, October 11.

The arrest comes after a 22-year-old man was arrested at a Derribong Street home at Peak Hill about 10am on Tuesday September 3.

He was 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 Friday, November 15.

Investigations continue.

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