Wednesday 15 July, 2020

Man loses licensed firearm, charged with wasting police time

A Rio Claro man has been charged for the offences of wasteful employment of the police’s time, and for negligence.

This comes after the accused lost his licensed firearm and ammunition.

The man told police that around 6.15pm on Thursday, he placed a pouch with the weapon and ammunition in a pouch on the trunk of his wife’s car.

His wife left the home later that night without knowing the weapon was there.

Upon her return, the pouch was missing.

The man then made checks upon the roadway but he could not find it.

He eventually told police that the weapon had been stolen.

However, after further inquiries, he revealed what transpired.

More on this as it becomes available.

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