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Orange teen charged with aggravated break and enter and "damage property by fire/explosion"

October 10, 2022

Orange Police Station. Copyright: Orange News Examiner.

By Peter Holmes

A teen will face court today after an investigation into aggravated break and enter and stolen vehicle offences.

About 5am on Friday October 7, 2022, emergency services were called to an oval on Moad Street, Orange, following reports an SUV was on fire.

Fire and Rescue NSW attended and extinguished the blaze, however the SUV was destroyed.

Officers attached to Central West Police District established a crime scene and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Following inquiries, police established the SUV was allegedly stolen from a home on Lombardy Way, Orange, on Thursday October 6, 2022.

Police will allege it was then used in aggravated break and enters at service stations on Adelaide Street, Blayney, and Mitchell Highway, Lucknow, in the early hours of Friday October 7, 2022.

About 3pm on Friday October 7, 2022, officers attended a home at Orange where they arrested a 17-year-old boy.

He was taken to Orange Police Station where he was charged with be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner, aggravated break and enter dwelling etc in company steal (two counts), damage property by fire/explosion, and possess prohibited drug.

The teen was refused bail and appeared at a Children’s Court on Saturday October 8, 2022, where he was again refused bail to appear at a Children’s Court today.


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