A man has fronted Warrnambool Magistrates Court charged over a residential burglary in Camperdown earlier this week.
Detective Senior Constable Derek Verity, of the Warrnambool police crime investigation unit, said the 18-year-old man was arrested on Thursday night and charged with burglary and theft.
He alleged the man entered a shed of a residential property in Camperdown's Manifold Street on Wednesday night and stole drills and other power tools worth $500.
He said the accused man was homeless and couch surfing and the stolen items remained outstanding.
The detective said the accused man was identified through evidence located at the scene.
He said the man was well-known to police.
The teenager appeared in Warrnambool Magistrates Court on Friday where he successfully applied for bail.
Magistrate Ann McGarvie said she was concerned about the man being an unacceptable risk of reoffending but she was conscious of his age and that the man had never served time in custody.
She said the man was on probation which was imposed by a court in September.
She said that if the man reoffended he would be very unlikely to be granted bail again in the future.
The man must reside at a hotel in Geelong, undergo an assessment for the Court Integrated Services Program and take part in Youth Justice phone support.
Other bail conditions include he abide by a 9pm to 6am curfew, not use a drug of dependence and not attend Warrnambool until his next court date.
He will appear in court again on December 30.
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