Daily Archives: 18/06/2015

Man charged with sexual assault of woman near Newcastle

Police investigating the sexual assault of a woman at a hotel near Newcastle have arrested and charged a man.

The woman, aged 42, was sexually assaulted by a man at a hotel in Tighes Hill late yesterday (Tuesday 16 June 2015).

Officers attended the location around 11.30pm and arrested a 65-year-old man.

He was taken to Newcastle Police Station and charged with sexual intercourse without consent.

Refused bail, he is scheduled to appear before Newcastle Local Court today (Wednesday 17 June 2015).

Man arrested for firearms offences, impersonating police – Firearms Squad

Firearms Squad detectives have arrested a man over the alleged theft of guns while impersonating a police officer in the State’s Hunter region last year.

About 8.30am on Wednesday 29 October 2014, a property owner at Clarence Town was approached by two men at his home who purported to be plain clothes police officers.

Detectives were told two revolvers were stolen from the premises, with those firearms recovered during a search warrant at Mayfield East the following day.

Two men, aged 28 and 29, remain before the court on related charges.

Yesterday morning (Tuesday 16 June 2015), Firearms Squad detectives arrested a 32-year-old man at Newcastle Police Station.

He was charged with aggravated enter dwelling with intent, acquire firearm without permit, impersonate police officer and exercise powers/functions, and supply prohibited firearm to unauthorised person.

He remains in custody to appear at Newcastle Local Court on Wednesday 29 July 2015.

Man and woman charged over domestic related firearm offences – Albury

A man and woman will appear in court today (Wednesday 17 June 2015), for several firearm offences following an alleged domestic-related incident in Albury yesterday.

About 2.30pm (Tuesday 16 June 2015), police responded to an alleged domestic-related incident at Hume Street.

Police received information that a firearm was allegedly produced during the incident.

Following a search of the premises, officers allegedly located an unsecured shotgun and ammunition.

A 51-year-old woman and a 44-year-old man were arrested at the scene and taken to Albury Police Station.

The woman was charged with five offences:

– Possess unauthorised prohibited firearm;

– Not keep firearm safely – prohibited firearm;

– Common assault;

– Possess ammunition without holding licence;

– Use offensive weapon with intent to commit indictable offence.

The man was charged with:

– Common assault – DV;

– Possess unauthorised prohibited firearm;

– Dispose stolen property.

Both were refused bail to appear before Albury Local Court today (Wednesday 17 June 2015).