OBERON Police are in the process of contacting every licensed firearms holder within the district to carry out checks on firearm safes and firearms.
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Contact is generally made with owners via text message or phone calls and police are appealing for owners to assist by returning calls or messages so arrangements can be made for the checks.
Owners who attempt to avoid having checks conducted can be subjected to penalties including fines or charges.
Firearms owners are reminded to ensure their storage safe complies with the requirements and is secured to the floor and wall as required.
Ammunition must be kept locked away separately from firearms.
Breaches of the regulations carry heavy penalties.
POLICE say an 18-year-old woman allegedly assaulted a 25-year-old man while he was stopped in his vehicle on Oberon Street at about 1pm last Thursday, July 9.
The man sustained injuries to his face and head, but did not require medical treatment.
The woman was arrested by police the following day and charged with assault.
An Apprehended Domestic Violence Order was applied for.
The woman was released on bail to appear at Bathurst Local Court.
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