A Coonamble teenager who allegedly broke into a Rural Fire Service facility and stole the organisation's fire truck was on parole when the offence occurred, a court has heard.
Jacob Darcy, 19, is accused of breaking into the facility at Pine Grove at around midnight last Wednesday.
Police allege Mr Darcy took the fire truck from the facility and they found it later that morning in Quambone. The front passenger seat of the fire truck was damaged, police alleged.
After police made inquiries, Mr Darcy was arrested and charged with break and enter, stealing a motor vehicle, damaging property and driving a vehicle while disqualified.
He appeared before Dubbo Local Court last Thursday.
Court documents revealed Mr Darcy was on parole when the alleged offences occurred.
He had mental health issues and the police case was not overly strong, the court heard from the legal representative who defended Mr Darcy.
Mr Darcy was refused bail and will appear before Coonamble Local Court on August 20.