Gravesend truck driver charged over theft of trailer

The stolen tri-axle dolly trailer was located under a shelter at a Gravesend property. Photo: NSW Police
The stolen tri-axle dolly trailer was located under a shelter at a Gravesend property. Photo: NSW Police

A 40-year-old Gravesend man has been charged in relation to the theft of a tri-axle dolly trailer from Queensland.

It is alleged that the trailer, valued at $50,000, was stolen from a truck stop in Warwick, Queensland, on the evening of May 11.

After receiving a top-off from the public, New England Rural Crime Investigators from Moree attended a property at Gravesend at 9am on Monday, May 13.

Investigators located the tri-axle dolly trailer parked under a shelter at the rear of the premises.

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It will be alleged that the VIN plates from the trailer were located smoldering in a bin nearby an oxy-acetylene torch, and the registration plates were located under a pile of items on a bench nearby.

Police also inspected the man's National Driver Work Diary and located some discrepancies.

The trailer was seized by police pending further enquiries.

On May 14 the man was issued with a Court Attendance Notice to appear at Moree Local Court on July 7 for the offences of receive etc property stolen outside NSW and driver not record prescribed info in written work diary.

Further enquiries are being undertaken by Queensland rural crime investigators in relation to offences committed in that state.