A 51-YEAR-OLD Rye man who allegedly had a loaded gun in a vehicle that was tracked to High Street, Frankston on 17 February has been charged with firearms and driving offences.
Officers patrolling Frankston-Flinders Road about 9.30pm spotted a speeding car, which was then followed by the air wing to an address in High Street, Frankston. Police allege the male driver and female passenger dumped the car and ran. After a brief chase on foot officers arrested the pair nearby, and a search of the vehicle allegedly revealed a loaded handgun in a bag on the back seat.
The woman was released pending further enquires and the man was bailed to appear at Frankston Magistrates’ Court on 1 July.