Neighbour charged after intimidation with pistol at Bilambil Heights

A man has been charged after allegedly intimidating his neighbour with a pistol in the Tweed Heads region yesterday.

About 2pm (Saturday 15 February 2020), a woman alerted police after she received threatening text messages from a neighbour regarding street parking.

Shortly after, officers attached to Tweed/Byron Police District attended Tweed Street, Bilambil Heights and spoke with the 39-year-old woman.

Police will allege that the male neighbour drove past the woman about 4.30pm and allegedly pointed a gun at her through the car window.

Officers approached the man and removed him, and another woman, from the car. Upon searching the vehicle, officers located two replica flintlock pistols.

The 46-year-old man and woman were arrested and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station.

Following inquiries, the woman was released without charge.

The man was charged with use carriage service to menace/harass/offend, armed with intent commit indictable offence, possess unauthorised pistol, and stalk/intimidate intend fear physical etc harm.

He was refused bail and appeared at Tweed Heads Local Court today (Sunday 16 February 2020) where he was granted conditional bail to reappear at the same court on Wednesday 26 February 2020.

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