Homemade Firearms Seized on YP with Help of Police Dogs
Firearm and Explosive Detection Dogs helped police to seize two homemade firearms and ammunition from two Yorke Peninsula properties this week.
On Monday 16 April, police from Ardrossan, Minlaton and Yorketown attended a Yorketown property.
A search of the property by Police Dog Kingston and officers allegedly uncovered two illegal items, a homemade 12 gauge shotgun and a homemade .22 calibre firearm.
A quantity of ammunition was also located.
A 38-year-old Yorketown man was arrested and charged with possession of two prescribed and unregistered firearms, insecure firearms without a licence, possession of ammunition and breaching an intervention order.
The man was refused police bail and appeared in court on Tuesday by video linkup where he was remanded in custody.
Further inquiries led Kadina Police to search a Moonta address on Tuesday, with the help of State Tactical Response officers and Police Dog Lily.
A quantity of ammunition was found.
A 30-year-old Moonta man was reported for possession of ammunition and will appear in the Kadina Magistrates Court at a later date.
Anyone with information about illegal firearms should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestopperssa.com.au