Police beat: three charged with copper theft, police call in RSPCA

Police beat: three charged with copper theft, police call in RSPCA

Police have charged three Forbes men in relation to the theft of copper and scrap metal from the now-disused abattoir.

A police spokesperson said they stopped a male driver, allegedly driving unregistered and uninsured, in the area on Tuesday morning.

They allege he was found in possession of copper and scrap metal and arrested.

Police continued to the former abattoir where they allege they found two other local men in the process of removing copper piping from the building.

Those men have also been arrested and charged and police have confiscated two unregistered vehicles.

The driver of the first vehicle, aged 31, was charged with theft and traffic infringements including driving unlicensed, and driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle.

He was released on bail to face Forbes court in October.

A 40-year-old man was charged with theft and refused bail, he will return to Parkes court later this month.

A 29-year-old man, also charged with theft, was released on bail to return to Forbes court in October.

Farm fuel theft: Police are investigating the theft of a large quantity of diesel fuel from a rural property at the end of August.

They're appealing for witnesses to suspicious activity on Wongajong Road between August 28 and 30 to contact them on 6853 9999 or CrimeStoppers 1800 333 000.

They're also urging the farming community to be aware this type of theft has occurred, and to keep their eyes and ears open for suspicious activity.

RSPCA called in: Police have called the RSPCA to investigate concerns for animals discovered at a Daroobalgie property.

Police allege they found about nine sheep in a bare paddock, in poor condition with limited access to water, when they attended the property in relation to another matter.

Two of the animals also had injuries.

A police spokesperson said the RSPCA is investigating the matter and it now lies within their power to ensure the welfare of the animals and issue any relevant infringements.

The Advocate has placed a query with the RSPCA's NSW media team to follow up.

Crash on Lachlan Valley Way: A woman was taken to hospital with minor injuries after a single vehicle accident on Wednesday afternoon.

Police said the vehicle left the road, the Lachlan Valley Way, and rolled about 2pm on Wednesday. It came to rest in the paddock of a rural property.