Man charged over alleged stolen motor vehicle, drug and firearms offences – Tuggerah Lakes

PLEASE NOTE: Images of items seized can be found on NSW Police social media sites.

A man will face court today charged with alleged stolen motor vehicle, drug and firearms related offences following an investigation by Tuggerah Lakes Police.

In December 2023, investigators from the Tuggerah Lakes Proactive Crime Team commenced an investigation into an alleged break and enter at a home in Bateau Bay, during which a Ford Ranger utility was allegedly stolen.

Following an extensive investigation, officers executed a search warrant at a home on Crossingham Street, Canton Beach, about 4pm yesterday (Friday 25 May 2024).

During a search of a property, police located and seized the allegedly stolen Ford Ranger utility, in addition to a prohibited firearm, ammunition and multiple prohibited drugs.

A 42-year-old man was arrested at the property and taken to Wyong Police Station where he was charged with:

– possess prohibited drug (two counts),

– goods in personal custody suspected being stolen (not motor vehicle),

– goods suspected stolen in/on premises (motor vehicle),

– drive, licence suspended under s 66 Fines Act,

– larceny,

– possess ammunition without holding licence/permit/authority,

– possess unregistered firearm-not pistol/prohibited firearm, and

– not keep firearm safely-not pistol/prohibited.

He was refused bail to appear before Newcastle Local Court today (Saturday 25 May 2024).

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