Man on drug, gun charges

Last updated 12:35 22/05/2013

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A 41-year-old forestry worker was arrested on firearm and cannabis charges on Monday night, Blenheim police say.

The man was arrested outside a Renwick house at 10.30pm for possession of cannabis, possession of cannabis utensils, possession of equipment to grow cannabis, unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawfully carrying a firearm, Constable Andrew Holdaway, of Blenheim, said.

Kelvin Wayne Gibbons was to appear in the Blenheim District Court yesterday and was charged with drugs offences and possession of two .22 calibre rifles and a .22 calibre magnum, 171 shotgun shells, 115 high-powered rifle bullets and 22 .22 calibre bullets.

An 18-year-old man was arrested early yesterday for burglary in Henderson St. His neighbour's garage had been entered and items stolen. Police found him and discovered he had three warrants for his arrest from the Hastings District Court. Macquillian Tyson Tipu appeared in court yesterday and was remanded in custody to appear in the Hastings District Court on May 28.

Other arrests

A 33-year-old beneficiary was arrested on Monday after her partner was assaulted. She was charged with common assault and is due to appear in the Blenheim District Court on Monday.

A 36-year-old unemployed man with outstanding arrest warrants handed himself in to police on Monday. The man arrived at the Blenheim police station at 12.20pm and was held in custody to appear in the Blenheim District Court yesterday.

A 17-year-old unemployed man was arrested after a $35 jacket was stolen from The Warehouse, Blenheim. The teenager was arrested at 1pm. He is to appear in the Blenheim District Court on Monday.

Police officers went to arrest a 30-year-old man on a fines warrant to find him just having smoked cannabis, Mr Holdaway said. Police arrived at a Burleigh Rd house about 6.30pm on Monday . He was charged with possession of cannabis and is to appear in the Blenheim District Court on Monday.

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