Police have laid charges over a string of thefts from construction sites in Lake Macquarie.
A number of site sheds were broken into at Dora Creek, Boolaroo and Mount Hutton between July 2 and July 6.
Over $150,000 worth of gear was stolen including a quad bike, tipper truck, heavy duty tools, a large amount of fuel and power generators.
The 40-year-old was arrested in Warners Bay yesterday afternoon - behind the wheel of the tipper truck that had allegedly been stolen.
He's facing Newcastle Local Court today.