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"Operation Ambush" leads cops to an Orange motel

March 18, 2024

Artwork: Orange News Examiner.

By Peter Holmes

A four-day operation into illegal hunting, trespassing and rural crime in the Central West has led to a man being arrested at an Orange motel.

About 10.20am last Thursday (March 14, 2024) police attended a motel in Orange to arrest a man in relation to a domestic violence incident at a home in Orange on Wednesday March 6, 2024.

A 33-year-old man was arrested and taken to Orange Police Station.

Police said he was charged with contravene prohibition/restriction in AVO (Domestic).

Orange Police Station. Copyright: Orange News Examiner.

The man was refused bail and appeared at Orange Local Court last Thursday, where he was given conditional bail to appear at the same court tomorrow (Tuesday March 19, 2024).

Investigators from the Rural Crime Prevention Team, with assistance from Central West Police District, conducted the four-day Operation Ambush in the Condobolin and Lake Cargelligo areas between March 14 and March 17, 2024.

The operation involved a large number of rural patrols, property inspections and firearm audits, vehicle stops and vehicle searches.

“While investigating reports of illegal hunting and trespassing, officers arrested and charged a number of people with unrelated offences,” NSW Police said.

“About 9.30pm last Wednesday (March 13, 2024) police attached to Central West Police District received a report of domestic violence incident at a home on Hall Street, Condobolin. Following inquiries, about 1.45pm on Thursday (March 14, 2024), a 54-year-old man attended Condobolin Police Station where he was arrested.”

The man was charged with stalk/intimidate intend fear physical harm, and common assault.

He was refused bail and appeared at Orange Local Court on Friday (March 15, 2024), where he was formally refused bail to appear at Parkes Local Court on Thursday (March 21, 2024).

About 6pm on Saturday March 16, 2024, police attended a home on Orange Street, Condobolin, and arrested a 38-year-old man wanted on outstanding arrest warrants.

He was taken to Condobolin Police Station where police executed the three outstanding warrants for assault and property-related offences.

The man was refused bail to appear at Orange Local Court tomorrow (March 19, 2024).




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