Police seize 14 firearms, man charged – Tuggerah Lakes

A man will appear in court today charged with firearm and domestic violence offences.

About 4pm on Friday 20 May 20220, officers attached to Tuggerah Lakes Police District attended a home on Dooralong Road, Dooralong, after receiving reports of alleged threats of violence and unsecured firearms.

Following a search of the house, police seized five unsecured firearms allegedly kept in an unlocked cupboard in the bedroom.

An additional search was conducted at a home on Jascaren Close, Jilliby, with police seizing a further two firearms.

Just after 7pm on Friday (20 May 2022), a 54-year-old man attended Wyong Police Station where he was arrested and charged with stalk/intimidate intend fear physical etc harm (domestic), and not keep firearm safely-not pistol/prohibited firearm.

He was granted conditional bail to appear before Wyong Local Court on Thursday 9 June 2022.

Following further inquiries, about 12pm yesterday (Saturday 21 May 2022), police attended the same address in Dooralong where they seized four unregistered firearms and a crossbow.

Police conducted additional searches at properties in Waukivory and Jilliby where they seized a further three firearms.

About 4pm the same day, the 54-year-old man attended Wyong Police Station where he was arrested and charged with further firearm offences including:

  • Possess unauthorised firearm (x4)
  • Not keep firearm safely (x6)
  • Possess or use a prohibited weapon without permit
  • Holder of Category A or B licence not have approved storage
  • Possess unauthorised pistol

The man was refused bail to appear in Newcastle Local Court today (Sunday 22 May 2022).

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