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Man and woman hit with numerous offences in Cessnock including nearly a dozen break and enters

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A man and a woman have been hit with numerous charges in the Hunter, including over a number of break and enter offences.

Hunter Valley Police District offers have been investigating several break and enters at properties in the Cessnock area including a rural property at Congewei in June where several items including power tools, machinery and equipment was stolen.

Following inquiries, police executed a search warrant at a home on Wollombi Road, Cessnock on Wednesday this week.

During the search, police located a loaded .22 calibre pen gun, a sling shot, a defaced air rifle barrel, two cannabis plants, various tools, identity documents and electronic items believed to be the proceeds of crime.

The items have all been seized for forensic examination.

A 33-year-old woman and a 27-year-old man were arrested at the property and taken to Cessnock Police Station.

The man was charged with 10 offences including five counts of goods suspected stolen in/on premises, cultivate prohibited plant (small quantity), possess unauthorised prohibited firearm, possess ammunition without holding licence/permit/authority, supply, acquire or possess defaced firearm part and not keep firearm safely-prohibited firearm.

The woman was charged with nine offences including four counts of goods suspected stolen in/on premises, possess unauthorised prohibited firearm, possess ammunition without holding licence/permit/authority, supply, acquire or possess defaced firearm part and not keep firearm safely-prohibited firearm.

They were both refused bail and appeared at Cessnock Local Court today (Thursday 24 June 2021), where they were formally refused bail to reappear at the same court tomorrow.

Inquiries are continuing.

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