OMCG member charged with firearm offences - Wollongong
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 01:59:33 PM
A man alleged to be a member of an outlaw motorcycle gang is expected to appear in court tomorrow after he was charged with firearm offences.
About 3am today (Wednesday 25 April, 2012), a police officer was patrolling in Church Street., Wollongong, when he noticed a white Holden Commodore and stopped the car to conduct a random breath test on the driver.
After checking the 32-year-old woman’s licence she was found to be a suspended driver and was arrested.
During the checks the 25-year-old male passenger became agitated and the officer searched him allegedly locating a loaded firearm under his clothing.
The pair were conveyed to Wollongong Police Station where they were interviewed.
The man was charged with:
Possess loaded firearm in public place
Possess unauthorised pistol
Possess firearm or barrel with altered/defaced identification
Custody of a knife in a public place
The man was refused bail and will appear in Wollongong Local Court tomorrow.
The woman was charged with drive whilst licence suspended and is due to appear in Wollongong Local Court on 22 May, 2012.
Bikie charged with firearms offences
14:25 AEDT Wed Apr 25 2012
An alleged Comanchero bikie has been charged with firearms offences after being arrested at gunpoint in Wollongong.
The 25-year-old man was a passenger in a Holden Commodore that police pulled over in Church Street about 3am (AEST) on Wednesday.
Police carried out a breath test on the 32-year-old female driver and discovered her licence was suspended.
Officers alleged they noticed the man becoming agitated and found a gun hidden under his clothing.
He was charged with three firearms offences and is due to appear at Wollongong Local Court on Thursday, having been refused bail.
The female driver was charged with driving with a suspended licence and is due at the same court on May 22.