Hunter Valley Police District officers have arrested two men following an investigation into multiple break and enters in the Scone area.
At about 5.15am on Wednesday, police attended a business in Kelly Street following reports of an alarm sounding.
Police said they noticed a man nearby and he was searched and arrested after police allegedly located items in his backpack.
The man, aged 58, was taken to Scone Police Station and charged with a 15 break and enters, which allegedly occurred at various businesses and houses in the Scone area during the past two months.
He was refused bail and will appear in Muswellbrook Local Court on Thursday.
A second man, 34, was also arrested on Wednesday in Bingle Street, Scone, following investigations into a break and enter at a unit in Birrell Street, Scone.
Police will allege the man forced entry to the residence and damage property inside.
He was taken to Muswellbrook Police Station where he was charged with break and enter (with intent) and malicious damage.
He was also refused bail and will appear in the same court tomorrow.
The men are not known to each other.