A man will appear in court next month following a fire at a church near Coffs Harbour earlier this year.
Just before 5am on Sunday 27 May 2018, emergency services responded to reports of a church on fire on Boundary Street, Glenreagh.
The fire was extinguished by Fire & Rescue NSW officers; however, the building was completely destroyed.
Detectives from Coffs Clarence Police District, with assistance from the Financial Crimes Squad’s Arson Unit, established Operation Dwight to investigate the circumstances surrounding the blaze.
Following inquiries, about 10am on Wednesday 1 August 2018, police executed a search warrant at a home at Kungala, and seized several items believed to be stolen.
A short time later, just after 11am, police arrested an 18 year old man on Taloumbi Road in Coffs Harbour.
He was taken to Coffs Harbour Police Station and charged with damage property by fire, and break and enter house etc destroy property.
He was granted conditional bail to appear at a Children’s Court on Thursday 13 September 2018.