A TEENAGER has pleaded guilty to a raft of trespass and stolen car offences after a foot pursuit with police in Tamworth.
Tre Reid appeared in custody in Tamworth Local Court on Thursday and admitted to eight out of nine offences.
The 19-year-old is the fifth arrest in a week in connection to Operation Southbreak, which has been targeting break-and-enter and property offences in the South and West Tamworth areas.
Reid was captured in Cypress Street on Wednesday afternoon, after police claim he was already wanted for stolen car and break-in-related offences.
Police said a man was disturbed during an attempted break-and-enter at a Rober Street home. He was chased by the resident, and police, who were nearby patrolling were alerted.
Officers gave chase through several streets including Robert, Oak, Elm, and then Cypress where Reid was arrested. Police said he was found in possession of suspected stolen goods.
In court, Reid pleaded guilty to two counts of entering a building with intent; three counts of trespassing; stealing a car; driving while unlicensed; and goods in custody.
A charge of driving a stolen car was withdrawn and dismissed in court.
Magistrate Julie Soars ordered Community Corrections' officers to prepare a background report ahead of sentencing in February.
After the guilty pleas, Reid was granted conditional bail to live in Tamworth and report to police three times-a-week.
He's prohibited from leaving home between 8pm and 8am unless in the direct company of two court-ordered people and must not contact or associate with a named co-accused.
Reid is also prohibited from contact prosecution witnesses and has been referred to a community-based drug rehabilitation program. As part of the conditions, he's not allowed to drink alcohol or take drugs, and must attend medical appointments as directed.
On Wednesday afternoon, police raided a David Street home as part of Operation Southbreak investigations.
It was the operation's second search warrant in as many days, and police seized suspected stolen goods.
Police claim the power tools were estimated to be worth about $12,000 and were stolen from a break-in at a job site off Goonoo Goonoo Road earlier this week.
On Tuesday, a woman was charged with goods in custody and possessing what they allege is cannabis after a raid on a Bourne Street home.
Police searched the property and seized items they allege are connected to break-and-enter offences in the Tamworth area.
Last week, three teenagers were charged in connection to property offences, as part of Operation Southbreak.