Two Broken Hill men have been charged following an investigation into an alleged deliberately lit car fire in Beryl St last week.
About 4am on Wednesday, February 1, emergency services were called following reports of a car on fire.
The fire was put out by Fire and Rescue firefighters, though the vehicle was destroyed.
Barrier Police District officers began an investigation and following extensive inquiries, investigators – assisted by officers from the Western Region Operational Support Group, (OSG) – executed a search warrant at a home on Wyman Lane, Broken Hill, on Thursday.
During a search of the property, police seized items relevant to the investigation, including clothing and a jerry can. All items will be forensically examined.
A 23-year-old man was arrested and taken to Broken Hill Police Station. He was charged with damage property by fire/explosion and face blackened/disguised with intent to commit indictable offence.
He was given conditional bail to appear before Broken Hill Local Court on Tuesday, March 14.
Later the same day, a 33-year-old man was arrested at Broken Hill Police Station at 5.45pm.
He was charged with damage property by fire/explosion and contravene prohibition/restriction in apprehended violence order (DV).
He was refused bail and appeared in Wentworth Local Court on Friday where he was formally refused bail to appear before Broken Hill Local Court on Tuesday, February 14.