Man charged with setting off explosive devices outside former partners home

A man has been charged with numerous offences after he allegedly set off several small explosive devices outside his former de facto’s home on the Far South Coast.

Around 12.10am on Monday 14 September 2015, four devices were allegedly detonated outside a home in Surfside. A motorbike, which was parked outside the home, was also damaged with brake fluid.

Later that morning, an unexploded device was located outside the property. The occupants of the home – a 46-year-old woman and a 37-year-old man – reported the matter to police who secured the item.


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Further inquiries led police to a rural property on Araluen Road, Moruya, where they executed a search warrant around 2pm yesterday (Tuesday 15 September 2015).

During the search, officers allegedly located and seized several chemicals and materials believed to have been used in the construction of the devices, as well as a cross-bow and a samurai sword.

A 48-year-old man was arrested at the property and taken to Moruya Police Station where he was charged with intimidation (domestic), possession of a prohibited weapon and using a carriage service to menace/harass/offend.

Bail refused, he is scheduled to appear before Bega Local Court today Wednesday 16 September 2015.

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