Police charge man after firing air rifle near public place – Bolton Point

A man has been charged after allegedly discharging an air rifle near a public place.

About 4.30pm on Friday 13 December 2019, police have been told a man was firing an air rifle at a private residence on Quigley Street, Bolton Point, directed at birds in a nearby reserve.

Yesterday (Sunday 15 December 2019), the matter was reported to police who then commenced inquiries.

A short time later, officers attached to Lake Macquarie Police District attended a property on Quigley Street, Bolton Point, and spoke with a 25-year-old man.

Police allegedly located and seized a loaded air rifle inside the property.

The man was arrested and taken to Toronto Police Station.

He was charged with use (not fire) firearm in or near public place and not keep firearm safely.

He was refused bail to appear at Toronto Local Court today (Monday 16 December 2019).

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