Police charge man over suspicious stash  

A 31-year-old Orange man was refused bail after police found him with a haul of jewellery, computer gear and industrial equipment they suspect to be stolen yesterday.

Police became suspicious of the man after they spotted his vehicle parked on the side of Canowindra Road near Cowra at 8:45am, Canobolas Local Area Command Acting-Inspector Scott Russell said.

After speaking to him and his passengers, police searched the vehicle and recovered a “substantial quantity” of property they suspect was stolen.

Inspector Russell said the man was charged at Cowra police station for having suspected stolen goods and breaching his bail.

He will appear in Orange Local Court today.

Meanwhile, police are investigating a break-in at Orange High School in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Intruders broke a classroom window to gain entry and tampered with overhead projectors, Canobolas Local Area Command Acting-Inspector Scott Russell said.

The break-in was discovered at about 4am on Saturday morning by  school security staff who notified the police. The school’s principal David Lloyd said it was thought the offenders accessed the school by climbing the fence of neighbouring Duntryleague. He did not believe any goods were stolen.

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