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Boy, 15, charged with multiple break and enter offences in Orange and surrounds

October 13, 2023

By Peter Holmes

A teenage boy will face court today following an investigation into multiple break and enters and a pursuit in the state’s western region.

"Officers attached to Central West and Chifley Police District commenced an investigation following a pursuit and reports of multiple break and enters in Orange, Molong, Cowra, Blayney, Lucknow, Bathurst and Kelso between Thursday 31 August 2023 and Friday 15 September 2023," NSW Police said.

"Following extensive inquiries, about 12.30pm yesterday (Thursday 13 October 2023), police attended a home in Orange and arrested a 15-year-old boy."

The boy was taken to Orange Police Station and charged with:

  • Aggravated break and enter dwelling in company steal (two counts);

  • Drive conveyance taken without consent of owner;

  • Never licensed person drive vehicle on road and;

  • Be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner.

Two outstanding warrants were also executed for property and traffic-related offences.

The teen was refused bail to appear at a children’s court today (Friday October 13, 2023).

"Operation Regional Mongoose is a high-visibility police operation to tackle serious property-related crime committed predominately by young offenders. Inquiries are continuing," police said.

UPDATED FRIDAY OCTOBER 13, 2023, 1:44pm.

More 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 [people]," said NSW Police.

About 5.30pm on Tuesday October 3, 2023, police attached to Chifley Police District arrested a 17-year-old boy and took him to Orange Police Station "where he was charged with four outstanding arrest warrants for property and traffic-related offences", police stated.

He was refused bail and will next appear before a children’s court on Friday October 20, 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," police said.

"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."

Anyone with information about Operation Regional Mongoose is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or

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