Tag Archives: firearm possession

SNIPER ARREST – Thursday June 27 2013

– A German truck driver has confessed to being the mysterious “Autobahn Sniper” who over five years fired more than 700 shots at passing vehicles on highways, citing “anger and frustration about traffic” as his motive, according to police. The … Continue reading

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GANGLAND THREAT – Monday June 17 2013

– A man arrested over his links to an alleged commercial drug trafficking operation has been refused bail because of fears of another gangland war. Magistrate Peter Reardon refused to release a 41-year-old man on bail a day after he … Continue reading

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RECORD CASH HAUL CHARGES – Sunday June 9 2013

– A man targeted in a police raid that seized a record hail of cash and drugs has been committed to stand trial. David Ilic, 42, was arrested after police during Operation Showroom raided a Port Melbourne Kennards storage facility … Continue reading

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FIREARMS SEIZED – Tuesday June 4 2013

– Police have seized more than 10 firearms – including machine guns – ammunition and equipment believed to have been used to make the weapons. Frankston Crime Investigation Unit’s Sergeant Martin McLean said investigations were continuing after the May 15th … Continue reading

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GUN AIMED AT MAN’S HEAD ‘FAILED TO FIRE’ – Friday May 31 2013

– Former AFL player William “Billy” Nicholls aimed a gun at a man’s head before shooting him in the leg, a court has heard. Mr Nicholls, 32, who played 16 games for Hawthorn and Richmond from 2001 to 2004, was … Continue reading

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DOB IN GUN CRIMS – Thursday May 23 2013

– Senior police have called on the public to help them disarm criminals amid a shock surge in gun crime. Nationwide police forces will today launch Operation Unification, in which people who know where illegal guns are held are urged … Continue reading

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GUNMAN IN THE STREET – Tuesday May 14 2013

– Trendy Port Melbourne went into lockdown as a man fired shots in the air while holding police at bay in a tense standoff. Residents were ordered off the street as police in bullet-proof vests and carrying machine guns surrounded … Continue reading

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A FALLEN STAR – Saturday May 4 2013

– There are those who would tell you Billy Nicholls should be in the twilight of a successful AFL career. A gifted junior footballer, he starred on debut, aged 15, against hardened men in a tough Geelong competition. Five years … Continue reading

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NOW IT’S HIGGS IN THE CAN – Wednesday May 1 2013

– It was supposed to be a straightforward armed robbery when John William Samuel Higgs and his three mates bailed up a West Meadows chicken farmer called Vincent Dugan. The gang surprised the farmer outside his home around 9:50pm on … Continue reading

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EX-AFL PLAYER CHARGED – Saturday April 27 2013

– A former AFL footballer was behind bars last night over two shootings in Geelong. Billy Nicholls, 32, has been charged with two counts of intentionally causing serious injury and related offences. He yesterday appeared in Geelong Magistrates Court, where … Continue reading

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