Man charged with driving, firearm and theft offences

Charged with multiple offences

A 34-year-old man has been charged with 13 offences and a rifle has been seized following his arrest at the Calwell shops yesterday afternoon (Thursday 4 August 2022).

The man was a target of ACT Policing following his alleged involvement in multiple vehicle thefts, failing to stop for police incidents and other matters.  

During his arrest a key to a Toyota Corolla was located and the car was parked at the rear of the shops. Police will allege that a .22 calibre rifle was located in the vehicle. 

The man is expected to face court today on three counts of drive motor vehicle without consent, two counts of make off without payment, two counts of drive with incorrect number plates, drive unlicenced, fail to stop for police, unauthorised possession of a firearm, possession of stolen property, possession of a knife and theft. 

The arrest of this man was coordinated by a newly established ACT Policing taskforce targeting high-risk driving behaviours and stolen vehicles which are often used in the carriage of other crimes such as burglaries and assaults.   

Anyone with information about dangerous driving and vehicle thefts is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website.   

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