Police seize rifles and shotguns from house in Orange

GUNS FORFEITED: A man's guns were seized after relocating from South Australia to NSW but was unable to get a NSW firearms licence. FILE PHOTO
GUNS FORFEITED: A man's guns were seized after relocating from South Australia to NSW but was unable to get a NSW firearms licence. FILE PHOTO

A man who was refused a NSW firearm licence when he relocated from South Australia has had his guns confiscated.

Fortunato Musico, 52, of Green Lane, was also fined  $3300 and placed on two 18-month good behaviour bonds in Orange Local Court last Monday for firearms offences.

He was fined $400 for not keeping firearms safely. The seized guns included a CBC shotgun .410, CBC model SB shotgun 20 gauge and a Mossberg 12 gauge, which had the barrel removed.

The guns were found stored in pieces in a bag in a wardrobe.

He was also fined $400 for not safely storing a Lithgow bolt action .22LR, a Carl Gustaf 6.5mm, a Marlin lever action .30, a CZ bolt action .22LR, a CBC 12 gauge, a sterling 22LR, Boito shotgun 410, a Winchester 308 and a Mauser 270. The guns were stored in an approved firearms safe that was not properly secured.

Musico was also fined $500 for not safely keeping a .177 calibre air rifle after it was found in a wardrobe.

He was also fined $1000 and placed on an 18-month good behaviour for possessing unauthorised firearms relating to the weapons in the gun safe.

Musico was fined another $1000 and placed on another 18-month good behaviour bond for possessing an unauthorised firearm, the Telly Air .177 air rifle.

He is a holder of a South Australian firearm licence, however, when he attempted to apply for a NSW firearms licence it was declined due to his prior criminal history.

In 2016, police visited his home based on information supplied by the firearms registry and seized the guns.

Not a merry time

A woman who stole $32 worth of outdoor Christmas lights and felt garlands from an Orange department store while doing her Christmas shopping has been placed on a 12-month good behaviour bond.

Lisa Jane Trainor, 39, of Adina Crescent was represented by solicitor Gerry Stapleton in Orange Local Court last Monday for the November 24, 2016, shoplifting offence.

“It was the lead up to Christmas, it was the time of Christmas shopping,” Mr Stapleton said.

He said Trainor had already made several purchases before entering the store and had no cash left.

“She’s not a holder of a credit card,” Mr Stapleton said.

“She saw the Christmas lights and she wanted to get them to entertain her three-year-old child. 

“She’s admitted her guilt, she was living at Eugowra.”

Mr Stapleton conceded his client was “no stranger to the court system” and had “served time in the past for offences of violence, but never dishonesty”.