A man has been charged over the alleged theft of two livestock trailers in the Monaro Police District.
On Monday, July 26, officers from Monaro Police District received a report after two livestock trailers were stolen from a premise on Saleyards Road, Cooma, sometime between 1.30pm Sunday, July 25, and 8.30am Monday.
Following inquiries, officers attached to Monaro Rural Crime Prevention Team located the trailers attached to a prime mover stopped on the Monaro Highway, Michelago, about 9.30am.
About 12.20pm, police forced entry to the cabin and the driver, a 29-year-old man, fled. He was pursued on foot through several paddocks before running into a nearby dam.
The man was arrested a short time later and taken to Queanbeyan Hospital for treatment.
He was later taken to Cooma Police Station, where he was charged with steal motor vehicle and driver never licensed.
An outstanding warrant for traffic offences was also executed.
The ACT man appeared at Queanbeyan Local Court on Tuesday, July 27, where he was formally refused bail to reappear at Cooma Local Court on September 22.
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