Charges laid over alleged online threats


Detectives have charged a man in Lake Macquarie following investigations into alleged threats made online.

On Sunday, detectives from the Fixated Persons Investigated Unit commenced an investigation, following reports a 49-year-old man had received threatening messages online.

Following inquiries, investigators executed a search warrant at a home at Belmont at about 3.30pm yesterday (Monday 8 June).

During the search, detectives located cannabis, medication without a prescription, two gel blasters and ammunition.

These items were seized to undergo forensic examination.

A 25-year-old man was arrested at the home and taken to Belmont Police Station.

He was charged with use carriage service to threaten to kill, possess prohibited drug, possess prescribed restricted substance, possess unauthorised firearm, and possess unauthorised prohibited firearm.

The man was granted strict conditional bail and is due to appear at Belmont Local Court on Monday 20 July.