A Nowra man charged over the alleged break, enter and theft and damage of a number of items from the Nowra Speedway in early January has appeared in court.
Phillip John Blake, 35, has pleaded not guilty to a number of charges including break, enter and steal, possessing and supplying prohibited drugs and having goods suspected as being stolen.
It is alleged Blake broke into the Nowra Speedway Complex, off Albatross Road, West Nowra between 9pm on January 6 and 6.15am on January 7.
Court papers said Blake allegedly broke into the canteen area, a shipping container and a control tower, stealing a number of items including two Suzuki four-wheel drive vehicles which were used at the complex to provide fire safety during race events.
One of the vehicles was recovered suffering minor front end damage, while the other vehicle, found in nearby bushland, had been totally destroyed by fire.
Police said a PA system, two-way radios, $1000 worth of various types of meat, four to five boxes of frozen ice creams and 30 cans of soft drinks, taken from the complex were also destroyed in the vehicle fire.
Police said Blake was also arrested on February 12 this year in Nowra and found to be in possession of a quantity of drugs.
He faces four charges of possessing a prohibited drug, including 5.7 grans of methylamphetamines or ice, 55 suboxone buprenorphine strips, 52 white oxymetholone tables and 46 cannabis seeds weighing 1.11 grams.
He was also charged with supplying a prohibited drug and having goods in custody, a Symbol brand electric bar code scanner, suspected of being stolen.
The matter will be back in court on September 25.
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