Nyngan police praise the community following arrest of 26-year-old Bourke man

Police are praising the community for their assistance following the arrest of a 26-year-old Bourke male.

Police were called on Thursday morning following reports of a number of thefts from vehicles were coins had been stolen and further calls of an intruder at local home and an accommodation complex.

Police reported they spotted the suspect walking along the train line Thursday morning. After a brief pursuit on foot, police apprehended the suspect in the backyard of a Pangee Street residence.

The man was charged with numerous trespass offences, stealing from a local business and having coins in his possession suspected of being stolen from cars.

The man was refused bail and will appear before the Dubbo local court.


A stolen car was located just outside of town is being forensically examined and further charges may be laid.

Nyngan Police Sergeant Tony Wood praised the community for working with the police to combat crime.

"The stolen car was located by a local teenager riding a bike, and the suspect was apprehended with the assistance of local residents," he said.

"This highlights the positive outcomes of the community working with police.

"The person was wanted for crimes in Orange and Bourke, but it was the people of Nyngan who put him behind bars."