A Patersonia man has been charged in relation to more than $25,000 worth of Tasmania Fire Service equipment reported stolen in October.
The equipment was taken from a fuel reduction burn site near Nunamara in the state’s north after being left in a locked custom-built trailer overnight.
When TFS staff returned to the site the following morning they discovered the tow ball lock on the trailer had been forcibly removed.
The stolen equipment included a petrol generator, petrol powered firefighting pump, UHF radios, an esky, LED lighting, and bags of assorted hoses.
Police conducted a search warrant on December 3, locating a large amount of the stolen equipment at a Patersonia residence.
A 39-year-old man was charged with with possession of stolen property and other firearm offences.
He is due to appear in the Launceston Magistrates Court at a later date.
The equipment has been returned to the TFS.
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