Man to face court for firearm and drug offences

Facing court

A 40-year-old Gilmore man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Monday, 27 January, 2020) charged with a range of firearm and drug offences.

Police allege that about 3pm on Monday, 13 January 2020, the man stole items from a neighbouring property.

About 9.15 pm on Wednesday, 15 January the owner of the items has subsequently confronted the man about the alleged theft. During this confrontation, the man allegedly produced a firearm and fired it at the neighbour a number of times, causing the neighbour to flee the scene in a vehicle.

About 1.20pm yesterday (Sunday, 26 January 2020), ACT Policing General Duties members from Tuggeranong Police Station executed a search warrant at a house on Rischbieth Crescent, Gilmore where they arrested the 40-year-old man, who was already on bail for other serious offences.  

During this warrant activity, police recovered two loaded, modified .22 calibre rifles, three paint ball rifles, a large quantity of ammunition, ammunition magazines, and two swords. Police also seized two portable fridges and three motorbikes believed to be stolen property.

Additionally, police located a quantity of pressed Cannabis resin, dried Cannabis and 12 mature Cannabis plants growing in the backyard of the property.

The man will face a total of 16 charges, including discharge firearm endangering life, discharge firearm in a public place, possess prohibited firearm, theft, and cultivate prohibited plant.

Police will oppose bail.   

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