More charges are expected to be laid against a 23-year-old man, after an ATV was stolen from a property at Mount Vincent, south of Kurri Kurri.
The man was arrested after a short foot pursuit on Alpine Avenue at Cessnock on Monday afternoon, having moments earlier climbed out of the roof cavity of a home in an attempt to evade police.
It will be alleged the man stole a Honda ATV from a Sandy Creek Road property in the early hours of Monday morning, before getting it bogged nearby.
Police have also been told the 23-year-old threatened witnesses who had approached him.
Following his arrest, he was charged with a number of offences including intimidation.
Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.