A man was searched by police on Friday about 11.40pm and police allege he had hidden a machete down the front of his pants.
Orana Mid-Western Police District were conducting proactive patrols in North Street Dubbo and a male was sighted near a parked vehicle.
Police alleged the vehicle left the scene and left the male behind as police approached.
Orana Mid-Western Police District Sergeant Adam Wood said, “police had cause to stop and speak to the accused.”
“Investigations led police to search the accused [allegedly] locating a machete was hidden down the front of the accused’s pants,” he said.
The man was placed under arrest and taken to Dubbo Police station. He was charged with custody of a knife in a public place and custody of an offensive implement in a public place.
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