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Teen charged with 31 property offences throughout Oxley, Hunter Valley

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A teenager will face court today charged with 31 property-related charges in the state’s north-east.

Oxley and Hunter Valley police districts have been investigating a spate of break-ins and stolen motor vehicles across the two regions since January.

Following extensive enquiries, about 9.50am on Wednesday 27 April, officers attached to Operation Western Mongoose in the Oxley Police District attended a home in Tamworth, to speak with a boy.

The 14-year-old was later arrested and taken to Tamworth Police Station.

He was charged with 31 property-related offences and was refused bail to appear before a children’s court on Thursday 28 April.

Operation Western Mongoose was established in April, consisting of police from the Detectives, Proactive Crime and Crime Prevention Unit within the Oxley Police District, Western Region Enforcement Squad, Traffic and Highway Command, Youth Command and Dog Unit.

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