Search for stolen shotgun leads police to an alleged bomb in Osborne Park

Burning fuse
Burning fuse

A BOMB was found in a police raid looking for a stolen shotgun at Main Street, Osborne Park home about 3.50pm on April 22.

“We will allege there was an improvised explosive device with a detonator attached and about 3m of firing cable in the home’s rear shed,” Senior Sergeant Craig Wanstall said.

Detectives executed a warrant at the house looking for an Adler shotgun and 50 rounds of 12-gauge ammunition taken from a Felstead Crescent, Hamersley home on April 15.

The Osborne Park house was evacuated and the bomb squad called when the device was found.

“It was x-rayed, and it was a confirmed there were explosives before it was removed,” Sgt Wanstall said.

However, there was no indication the shotgun and its ammunition were at the house.

Police alleged they found 3g of methamphetamine, 1g of marijuana and several smoking implements.

They claimed the gun and its rounds were taken when a brick was thrown through the rear lounge window of the Hamersley home before the property was searched and credit cards, laptop computers, watches and computer hard drives were removed.

Sgt Wanstall said an Osborne Park man (28) was charged with possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia before he was bailed to reappear at Perth Magistrates Court at a later date.

A Karrinup woman at the house is charged with possession of drugs and paraphernalia, and another woman (39) with possession of cannabis.

Both will be summonsed to appear in court at a later date.

Investigations continue into the explosive device and the shotgun.