Police Locate Twelve Firearms at Kearneys Spring Property

Man charged with weapons offences

Police Locate Twelve Firearms at Kearneys Spring Property Image: QPS

Police have charged a man with weapons offences after 12 firearms were found at a Kearneys Springs address yesterday.

It will be alleged at 11.15pm police attended a Milton Street residence and located 12 assembled firearms and a number of firearm parts.

The weapons seized included eight rifles, a shortened 12-gauge shotgun, and four handguns, two of which appear to be homemade.

Image:  QPS / Weapons Kearneys Spring

A 43-year-old Kearneys Springs man has been charged with five counts of unlawful possession of weapons, and one count each of possession of restricted items (two flick knives), possession of dangerous drugs (amphetamines), possession of a utensils, possession of explosives and fail to dispose of syringe.

He will appeared in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court today.

Investigations are continuing in relation to the firearms.

In an unrelated matter, police also charged a Wilsonton man with possession of a handgun after a search warrant was executed at a Seppelt Street at Wilsonton residence yesterday.

A 32-year-old Wilsonton man has been charged with one count of possession of a Category H weapon and two counts of possession of a dangerous drug. He was served a notice to appear at the Toowooomba Magistrates Court on June 27.

Image:  QPS / Wilsonton Weapon

Detective Senior Sergeant Paul MacCusker, Officer in Charge of Toowoomba Criminal Investigation Branch, said these arrests are a good result for our community in removing illegal firearms.

“I urge anyone with knowledge of illegal firearms to contact police, which can be done anonymously” he said.

CRIME STOPPERS:  1800.333.000

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