A man has been charged by police after allegedly stealing a quad bike, getting bogged and hiding from police in a roof near Cessnock.
A police report said in the early hours of Monday morning (April 15), a Honda ATV was stolen from a premises on Sandy Creek Road, Mount Vincent.
Around 8am the same morning, a number of witnesses reported seeing the vehicle being driven into nearby bushland before becoming bogged.
Police will allege when witnesses approached, a 23-year-old man threatened them before fleeing the scene.
Officers from the Hunter Valley were called and searched the area with no success.
Later that day, police attended a home on Alpine Avenue, Cessnock and spoke with a 26-year-old woman.
A man then allegedly fled from the roof cavity of the home, and police initiated a foot pursuit.
He was arrested at a nearby home and charged with break, enter and steal, intimidation, trespass, malicious damage and breach of bail offences.
He was refused bail to face Maitland Local Court on Tuesday.
More charges are expected to be laid.
Police are appealing for any witnesses to the incident to contact Crime Stoppers and Cessnock Police.