RURAL CRIME: Tara Police have charged seven people, after a wide-spread operation.
RURAL CRIME: Tara Police have charged seven people, after a wide-spread operation. Kevin Farmer

Police return fridge and batteries to rightful owners

ITEMS stolen over the Christmas holidays have been returned to the rightful owners in Tara.

A search warrant conducted by Tara Police last month recovered one refrigerator, vehicle spotlights and 10 truck batteries.

Sergeant Greg Finucane of Tara Police said most of the items had been returned to the owners.

"The items were stolen from contractors who were working on two different properties,” Sgt Finucane said.

"We have six of the batteries still to be collected from the station.”

Sgt Finucane said the search warrant was part of a wider operation.

"Over the past five weeks Tara Police conducted a local operation targeting rural crime, resulting in a number of search warrants being executed in the Tara area,” he said.

"As a result seven people were charged or issued notices to appear, with offences ranging from stealing, burglary, wilful damage, possession of dangerous drugs, possession of utensils used for smoking drugs, producing dangerous drugs.

"Tara police are urging all rural and residential landholders to improve their property security.”


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