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16 year old male charged with Sheep theft in Victoria

  • By: Farm Tender "Prime"
  • Dec 24, 2017

Police have charged a teenager following a series of sheep thefts in the western region.

Warrnambool Crime Investigation Unit and Divisional Response Unit, along with Camperdown uniform police, executed a warrant at a Werneth address about 10.30am on Wednesday 20 December.

The warrant was executed in relation to the theft of 286 sheep from addresses in Werneth, Cape Clear, Diverney and Berry Bank.

An allegedly stolen tandem trailer and ear tags from sheep were located at the address.

A 16-year-old male was charged with theft of a trailer and multiple counts of theft in relation to the allegedly stolen sheep.

He was also charged with conduct endangering life and other driving-related offences in relation to an incident in Werneth on 19 December.

The teen has been bailed to appear at a children’s court at a later date.