Police make arrest – Firearm incidents

Fremantle Detectives have charged a man as a result of their investigation into two incidents that occurred on Saturday 12 June 2021, in which a firearm was discharged.

It is alleged about 7am, the occupant of a silver Peugeot fired a shot into the rear window of a vehicle at the Henderson Cliffs car park located on Cockburn Road in Henderson. The projectile hit the rear-view mirror and smashed the front windscreen of the vehicle.

It is further alleged about 8.45pm, the occupant of a silver Peugeot fired a shot at a vehicle travelling next to the Peugeot as they were travelling along Roe Highway near the Kenwick Link in Beckenham. The projectile struck the tray area of the utility behind the rear passenger door.

No-one was injured in the above incidents. Information identified through the investigation resulted in Fremantle Detectives with the assistance of Tactical Response Officers to apprehend the alleged offender and two others in the car park of a shopping centre in Wellard.

During a search of the Peugeot it is alleged police located and seized:-

• A loaded sawn-off .22cal rifle on the front passenger seat (weapon stolen from a burglary in Byford in 2020);

• Numerous expended .22cal casings;

• Numerous live .22cal rounds of ammunition;

• Numerous other prohibited weapons;

• Approximately 9 grams of Methylamphetamine;

• Plastic hand cuff style restraints made from cable ties; and

• Numerous masks and other disguises.

A 35-year-old man from Warnbro is due to appear before the Fremantle Magistrates Court today, 14 June 2021 charged with:-

3 x Endanger the Health Safety or Life of Another;

3 x Possession of Unlicensed Ammunition;

2 x No Authority to Drive;

1 x Aggravated Possession of Firearms;

1 x Receiving Stolen Property;

1 x Possess prohibited weapon;

1 x Possess controlled weapon; and

1 x Possess Disguise.

A 32-year-old woman from Waikiki, a 30-year-old man from Cooloongup and a 33-year-old woman from Warnbro will be summonsed to appear in court at a later date in relation to possess of drug paraphernalia.

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