Police charge man with firearms and weapons offences – South Coast

A man will face court today charged with firearms and weapons offences on the state’s South Coast.

About 8pm yesterday (Sunday 14 August 2022), police attended a home on Quiberon Street, Nowra, to conduct inquiries in relation to a domestic violence-related incident.

A crime scene was established, and the occupants not involved were requested to leave the home. A 24-year-old man entered a bedroom and attempted to remove a large metal lock box. As he attempted to flee the home, he was confronted by a male sergeant and detained by officers after a short struggle.

During a search of the lock box, police allegedly seized two modified gel blasters, a homemade single shot .22 calibre pistol, two electronic stun devices, ammunition, several mobile phones, and numerous forms of identification believed to have been stolen.

Police also seized credit card with a blade concealed inside.

During a subsequent search of the property in the early hours of this morning, officers located and seized two gel blaster firearms, a large quantity of various calibre ammunition, homemade electronic stun devices and capsicum spray.

The man was taken to Nowra Police Station where he was charged with 11 offences, including:

  • Possess unauthorised pistol (x5),
  • Possess more than 3 unregistered firearms, 1 is prohibited/pistol – serious indictable offence,
  • Possess ammunition w/o holding licence/permit/authority,
  • Possess or use a prohibited weapon without permit (x3), and,
  • Resist officer in execution of duty.

The Nowra man was refused bail to appear in Nowra Local Court today (Monday 15 August 2022).

The male sergeant sustained minor abrasions to his face during the arrest; he did not require further treatment.

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