A MAN will face court on Friday charged with almost a dozen theft offences following two searches in Newcastle on Thursday.
A Newcastle City Target Action Group investigation into offences across the Hunter culminated in the arrest of a man, 30, outside a Blackbutt Parade home in Kotara South on Thursday.
Officers seized a stolen motorcycle and various property they will allege was stolen.
A second search was conducted in Havelock Street in Mayfield. There police found electric tools, seven bicycles, five surf boards, large amounts of portable electronic equipment, a generator, a tent, a lawn mower, and a whipper snipper.
All the equipment is alleged to be stolen from break and enters in Newcastle West, Broadmeadow, Islington, Kotara South, Redhead and Wyoming.
The man was charged with 11 offences including enter dwelling with intent; larceny (x3); take and drive conveyance without consent of owner; steal motor vehicle; police pursuit (Skye’s Law); receive motor vehicle part – theft; receive property – theft; possess implements to enter/drive conveyance; and never licensed person drive vehicle on road.
The pursuit charge relates to an incident at Mayfield on April 7.
The 30-year-old was refused bail to face Newcastle Local Court.