Ex bikie to remain in custody over missing police firearm

UPDATE MONDAY 1PM: 24-year-old Harley Cranston, one of five people charged after a police firearm went missing last week, will remain in police custody after appearing in court this morning.

The ex-Bandido bikie was allegedly found in possession of the missing weapon.

He did not apply for bail when he appeared in the Southern Districts Magistrates Court.

He was charged with deprivation of liberty, armed robbery and entering a dwelling with intent.

Police alleged the gun was used during a violent home invasion at the weekend.

 

UPDATE SUNDAY 11AM: The Queensland Police Service firearm that went missing in Woodridge has been recovered and a number of people have been charged.

The firearm became dislodged from a holster whilst the officer was responding to an incident on Wembley Road around 12.40pm on June 24.

It will be alleged that a man and a woman have picked up the weapon from the road and have then passed it onto another man.

During the course of the investigation, Logan Criminal Investigation Branch have charged a number of people that allegedly had the weapon and failed to hand it in to police.

An 18-year-old Woodridge woman has been charged with one count each of unlawful possession of a weapon, unlawful supply of weapons, stealing and possession of utensils.

An 18-year-old Woodridge man has been charged with one count each of unlawful possession of a weapon, unlawful supply of weapons and stealing.

A 20-year-old Bellbird Park man has been charged with one count each of receiving tainted property, unlawful possession of a weapon and unlawful supply of a weapon.

An 18-year-old Woodridge man has been charged with one count each of receiving tainted property and unlawful supply of a weapon.

A 24-year-old Crestmead man has been charged with one count each of receiving tainted property, unlawful possession of a weapon and unlawful supply of a weapon. He has also been charged with enter dwelling with intent, armed robbery and deprivation of liberty.

They are all due to appear in the Beenleigh Magistrates Count tomorrow.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.

 

WEDNESDAY: Police are searching for a missing Queensland Police Service firearm that was last seen in Woodridge this afternoon.

The firearm became dislodged from the officer's holster during the police response to an incident about 12.40pm, on Wembley Road, near the intersection of Mayes Avenue.

Extensive searches have failed to locate the firearm.

Anyone who has information about the location of the firearm is asked to contact police urgently.

Members of the public should not touch the firearm.

Investigations are continuing and the Ethical Standards Command has been advised. 

 



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