Man charged; firearms seized following search warrant – Muswellbrook
Via NSW Police Media
A man has been charged and firearms seized following a search warrant at a home in Muswellbrook yesterday.
Strike Force Kilbride was established by officers attached to Hunter Valley Police District to investigate an alleged public place shooting in Denman earlier this month.
Following inquiries, about 12pm (Wednesday 17 January 2024), a search warrant was executed at a home in Muswellbrook by police from Hunter Valley PD, assisted by Northern Region TORS, Tactical Operations Unit, and State Crime Command’s Serious Crime and Robbery Squad.
A search of the property allegedly revealed several items of interest including a Holden Colorado, two loaded homemade firearms, a loaded shortened .22 calibre rifle, and .22 calibre and shotgun rounds – all of which were seized.
A male occupant – aged 27 – was arrested and taken to Muswellbrook Police Station.
He was charged with 17 offences including two counts of possess unauthorised prohibited firearm, two counts of possess shortened firearm without authority, possess loaded firearm public place, fire firearm in or near public place, fire firearm manner likely injure persons/property, possess ammunition without holding licence/permit/authority, aggravated break and enter with intent – armed, damage property by fire/explosion, damage or destroy property, three counts of supply prohibited drug, steal motor vehicle, never licensed person drive vehicle on road, larceny value more than $15,000 and goods in personal custody suspected being stolen.
He was refused bail and will appear before Singleton Local Court today (Thursday 18 January 2024).
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