by S Lowe 5 THE FM newsonlinewattlerangenow
Firearms offences – Penola
Police have reported a 44-year-old man for firearms offences detected during a police audit at his property yesterday.
Police attended the Penola property at 6pm, Monday 14 April, to conduct a firearms audit.
The man was reported for being in possession of firearms with an expired firearms license and he was further reported for having insecurely stored firearms and ammunition.
He will appear in the Mount Gambier Magistrates Court at a later date.
Police remind firearms owners they have significant responsibilities.
Firearms owners must be currently registered and licensed.
Firearms and ammunition must be stored securely and if owners fail to comply with all requirements, they are committing an offence.
Not securely storing firearms and ammunition places the safety of others at the property at risk, including children and also increases the chances of the firearms being stolen.