Rangeway man on firearms, burglary charges

Carnarvon Detectives have charged a 33 year old Rangeway man following their investigation into several recent burglaries in the Mid-West Gascoyne District and Exmouth.

During late February 2016 detectives conducted targeted patrols following a significant increase in commercial burglaries. On Thursday 3 March 2016 a vehicle of interest was located at a Caravan Park on Robinson Street in Carnarvon. Officers searched a nearby accommodation unit and located stolen property which linked the occupants’ to three overnight burglaries, as well as property linked to a burglary in Exmouth.

On Saturday 5 March 2016 it will be alleged while officers were making further inquiries at the caravan park they located and seized more property suspected of being related to a recent burglary including two firearms.

The 33 year old man from Rangeway has been charged with:
- 7 x Possess Unlicensed Firearm
- 4 x Burglary and Commit Offence
- 1 x Attempted Burglary
- 2 x Steal Motor Vehicle

He appeared in the Carnarvon Magistrates Court on Friday 4 March 2016 and has been remanded in custody to reappear on Monday 21 march 2016.

Carnarvon detectives are still trying to locate the owner of a medal which was seized.