Teen Charged with Weapons Offences


ACT Policing has charged a 16-year-old boy with weapons offences following an incident in Kingston..

About 3.35pm on Sunday, 31 December 2023,   police responded to reports a person was riding a motorbike on the footpath near Wentworth Avenue in Kingston.

A short time later police located a 16-year-old boy pushing a blue and white motorbike.

Police spoke to the youth and located a replica handgun and approximately $4000 in cash being carried by him.

He was arrested and a subsequent search of the boy’s residence located a ballistic vest and items believed to be illicit drugs.

He was charged with possession of property suspected to be the proceeds of crime, unauthorised possession of a prohibited firearm, weapon possession, and breach of bail. Inquiries are continuing and further charges may be laid.

Anyone with information about the sale and distribution of illicit drugs in the ACT is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or on the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Information can be provided anonymously.

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