Rowan Angelo Franz Mildred granted bail over theft, drug charges

A man allegedly involved in a spate of thefts across the Great Southern has been granted bail.

Rowan Angelo Franz Mildred attended Bunbury Magistrates Court on Thursday, April 4 charged with two counts of aggravated burglary, two of stealing, one of possessing amphetamine, and one of stealing a motor vehicle.

Police prosecutor sergeant Karl Rep told the court Mr Mildred allegedly stole tools and supplies from a bushfire brigade's headquarters, situated within the Shire of Denmark.

Between Thursday, March 28 and Friday, March 29, he jumped a metal gate on a cattle farm in Parryville.

Entering through the side door of a shed, he and a co-accused stole an array of items including tools and safety gear.

They then unloaded the items onto a trailer - hooked up to a Nissan vehicle - before leaving the premises.

Police executed a search warrant at the co-accused's residence in Carey Park on Saturday, March 30. During the raid, officers uncovered a clipseal bag containing methamphetamine.

Mr Mildred admitted to owning the meth for personal use. Mr Mildred had been staying at the house at the time.

Sgt. Rep said the accused had the potential to cause trouble, if granted bail. The police prosecutor said Mr Mildred has a history of breaching police and court orders.

Mr Mildred's record also includes an intensive supervision order for "offences of dishonesty".

Sgt. Rep added the accused would likely receive a term of imprisonment, if convicted.

Magistrate Evan Shackleton granted bail and remanded Mr Mildred's case to May 16. Mr Mildred's bail conditions include a $5000 personal undertaking and a $2000 surety.

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