Local charged over alleged illegal spotlighting
A Yarrawonga man will face court after allegedly entering a private property in Barooga and shooting a cat while spotlighting in the Murray River region earlier this year.
On April 1 about 11pm, a 61-year-old man was at his rural NSW property on Coldwells Rd, Barooga, with his wife when the pair noticed a vehicle in their driveway.
The vehicle continued to the rear sheds, where the property owner observed a spotlight being used, before hearing two shots fired.
The owner found the family cat dead two days later as a result of being shot, police said.
Officers attached to Murray River Police District’s rural crime prevention team were notified and commenced an investigation.
Following extensive inquiries, a 47-year-old Yarrawonga man was arrested at Mulwala Police Station on September 27.
The man was charged with firing a firearm on to enclosed lands and unlawfully entering enclosed agricultural land – possess/discharge firearm.
The man was issued a field court attendance notice to appear in Corowa Local Court on Wednesday, November 17.