Traffic and property offender to face court

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ACT Policing has arrested a 36-year-old man after the execution of a search warrant at a Giralang residence yesterday, Tuesday, 3 March 2020.

The execution of the warrant was a targeted operation in relation to numerous traffic, property and other offences.

The multi-agency exercise involved Belconnen and City police station police officers, Search and Rescue officers, Forensics Investigators, AFP Canine, ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Domestic Animal Services.

A total of 90 items were seized during the search warrant.

The 36-year-old will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (4 March 2020) on the following charges:

  • Unlawful possession of stolen property
  • Keep animal (other than exempt animal)
  • Possession of an unregistered firearm
  • Unauthorised possession of a prohibited firearm
  • Fail to comply with storage requirements – prohibited firearm
  • Possess firearm with ID mark removed
  • Fail to stop motor vehicle for police
  • Reckless driving
  • Drive while licence suspended
  • Use unregistered vehicle
  • Use uninsured vehicle
  • Breach of good behaviour order

Bail will be opposed, and investigations into the stolen property will continue in an effort to identify the owners. Police expect to lay further charges.

Note to journalists: Details of some of the items seized are contained in the ACT Policing media release issued Tuesday, 3 March, 2020.

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