Police report: Weapon charges, drunk burnouts, shoplifting

Man charged

A man allegedly found in possession of explosives on the Far South Coast last week has been handed additional charges.

On Tuesday, October 29, the 66-year-old was arrested after allegedly being found with explosive devices while allegedly illegally camping at Bermagui.

Following police inquiries, a search warrant was executed at his home in Tumut on Friday, November 1 by officers attached to Riverina Police District.

Officers from the NSW Police Force Rescue and Bomb Disposal Unit attended and disposed of a number of items that allegedly could be used to manufacture explosives.

In addition to the original charges, the man was charged with manufacture military style weapon and possess explosives for unlawful purpose.

He was refused bail and will appear at Young Local Court on January 21 next year.

According to the Judicial Commission of NSW, the maximum sentence for a person who manufactures a firearm is 10 years' imprisonment. Possessing an explosive carries a maximum sentence of three years' imprisonment.

Report shoplifting

South Coast Police have reminded the business community to report shoplifting to police. A police spokesman said sometimes there were more thefts at busier times of the year. He advised to make sure CCTV camera systems were operational and of sufficient quality to identify offenders. He said cameras could deter offenders. Report crime to the police assistance line on 13 14 44. South Coast Police are continuing investigations into an armed robbery at a Narooma service station on Friday, October 25, and are appealing for information or witnesses. Call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Hail storm drunk burnouts 

A male driver was charged with mid-range drink driving after doing a burnout on Lamont Street, Bermagui at 8pm on Monday, November 4. Police said the driver was doing burnouts during a hail storm.

Driving dangerously 

A 19-year-old male was stopped by police on Thursday, October 31, after diving in a dangerous manner on the Princes Highway, Narooma. He failed to stop as directed to do so by police and was later issued with a court attendance notice.

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