Man charged with firearm possession after police called to domestic incident

A man has been charged following investigations into firearm and domestic violence offences in Boolaroo yesterday.

Police attended a home on Fourth Street following complaints of domestic violence and possible firearm offences.

Officers spoke with a female occupant of the home before conducting a search.


During the search, police located two .22 calibre rifles, a small amount of ammunition and an improvised explosive device.

Police Rescue operatives were contacted and attended the home to render the device safe.

A 36-year-old man was arrested at the premises and taken to Toronto Police Station where he was charged with intimidation (x2) and firearm offences.

He was refused bail and will appear in Newcastle Local Court today (1 December 2015).