Forty tonnes of grain stolen at Tullamore, man to appear before Parkes Local Court

It is alleged a prime mover and lead trailer carrying the grain, rolled at the corner of the McGrane Way and Fairview Road near Narromine. Photo: NSW POLICE
It is alleged a prime mover and lead trailer carrying the grain, rolled at the corner of the McGrane Way and Fairview Road near Narromine. Photo: NSW POLICE

A 33-year-old man has been charged after allegedly stealing 40 tonnes of grain from a property at Tullamore.

Rural Crime Investigators started an investigation after reports of the theft in the early hours of Monday, November 30.

It is alleged a prime mover and lead trailer carrying the grain, had rolled at the corner of the McGrane Way and Fairview Road near Narromine at about 3am the same morning, spilling its contents alongside the roadway before the grain was reloaded into the trailer, and the vehicle towed from the scene.

On Wednesday at 11am, investigators executed a search warrant at a property on The McGrane Way, at Narromine.

A trailer containing more than 25 tonne of grain was located and seized for forensic examination.

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A 33-year-old man was arrested at Parkes Police Station just before 3pm on Thursday.

He was charged with larceny, enter enclosed agricultural lands interfere with business, and negligent driving (no death or grievous bodily harm).

The man was granted conditional bail to appear before Parkes Local Court on Monday, January 18.

State rural crime coordinator Detective Chief Inspector Cameron Whiteside said police had no tolerance for criminals who targeted the livelihood of the region's farmers.

"If you are a rural crime offender or have any inclination to prey on our farmers, you need to think again," Detective Chief Inspector Whiteside said.

"This investigation again highlights the commitment and expertise of our rural crime investigators to disrupt those who think it's okay to target our hardworking farmers."

The Detective Chief Inspector reiterated the importance of reporting all rural crimes to your local police station as a matter of urgency to increase the opportunity to solve such crimes.

Investigations into the incident are continuing.

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