Source: South Australia Police
A man has been arrested for serious firearms offences after police were called to two traffic incidents yesterday afternoon.
At around 3.45pm on Friday 28 December, police received reports about a man driving a small white hatchback near the intersection of Main South Road and Seacombe Road at Darlington allegedly threatening other cars with what appeared to be a firearm.
A short time later, police were called to Lonsdale Road at Hallett Cove after a man driving erratically in a small white Toyota Corolla allegedly brandished what appeared to be a firearm at the victim’s car. The victims weren’t physically injured.
After an investigation police from the Southern District CIB Tactical Team attended a home in Trott Park where they located a car matching the description provided by witnesses parked in the driveway and a man seated in the driver’s seat. Further checks revealed the car had been reported as stolen on 26 December from a business in Adelaide.
Police searched the car and located a handgun and magazine which were seized.
The 31-year-old from Trott Park was arrested and charged with illegal use of motor vehicle, two counts of aggravated assault and possess firearm without a licence. He was refused bail to appear in the Christies Beach Magistrates Court on Monday 31 December.
Anyone with further information that may assist the investigation is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or online at www.crimestopperssa.com.au