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Victorian police charge teenager after sheep thefts in west

Sheep Central, December 22, 2017

VICTORIAN police have charged a teenager following a series of sheep thefts in the western region of the state.

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

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.

Victoria Police said 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 December 19.

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

Source: Victoria Police.

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