Lake Illawarra Local Area Command
Police Appeal For Owners Of Recovered Horse Equipment To Come Forward – Lake Illawarra
Police from Lake Illawarra Local Area Command are appealing for the owners of an amount of seized saddles and horse equipment to come forward to claim their property and also report its theft.
Police believe the equipment may have been stolen during a number of break-ins on rural properties and sheds in the Illawarra, particularly in the Albion Park, Dapto, Koonawarra and Yallah areas since August 2009.
On Wednesday 30 December, acting on information received about suspected stolen saddles being sold over the internet, Police attended a home on Cordeaux Road, Mt Kembla.
While at the premises Police seized an amount of horse equipment including bridles, straps and blankets.
Investigations led Police to another property on Arrow Avenue, Figtree where they seized a large amount of saddles also believed to have been stolen.
A 22-year-old man was arrested at the property and taken to Port Kembla Police Station where he was spoken to about the matter and released without charge pending further investigations.
A 19-year woman from Figtree was interviewed by Police today in relation to the recovered property she has been released without charge pending further inquiries.
Police have been able to return a lot of the property to their rightful owners however they are appealing for anyone who may be missing some saddles, stirrups, bridles and rugs to contact them.
The remaining saddles consist of a brown leather saddle, a black ‘Syd Hill’ saddle, a brown ‘Northern River Drafter’ saddle, a brown ‘Caprilli’ saddle and a black ‘Kincade’ saddle.
Anyone who believes they may be the rightful owner of any of the saddles will be required to provide evidence of ownership and are urged to contact Warilla Police on (02) 4295 2699.