An argument in an Adelaide street has triggered a series of events leading to the arrests of two people and the recovery of an allegedly stolen Range Rover and two guns.
- Police recovered a shotgun, a rifle, an Audi and a Range Rover
- A Hackham West man and a Morphett Vale woman were arrested
- They will face court charged with numerous offences including drug trafficking
SA Police said patrols responded to a disturbance in a back street at St Marys, in Adelaide’s south, “where a man and woman were arguing next to a BMW” and the Range Rover about 12:30am.
When police arrived, the 40-year-old man from Hackham West allegedly ran off.
Police checks revealed the Range Rover had been stolen during a break-in at a Chandlers Hill home on Sunday, during which an Audi sedan and a rifle were also stolen.
The Audi was discovered at Aberfoyle Park on Monday.
The man was arrested near the scene of the argument, and a search allegedly revealed keys belonging to the Range Rover in his possession.
“Officers proceeded to search a nearby home and located the stolen rifle along with the key to the stolen Audi and numerous sets of number plates and power tools which were also believed to be stolen,” police said.
A search of the BMW allegedly uncovered a stolen ID and a shotgun that had been stolen from a break-in at Sellicks Hill last month.
A 30-year-old woman from Morphett Vale was also arrested, and she and the man were both charged with offences including possessing a firearm without a licence, possessing ammunition, drug trafficking, theft and serious criminal trespass.
They were refused bail and will appear in the Christies Beach Magistrates Court.
Police said investigations are continuing and have asked anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.