Yarrawonga Chronicle

Local charged over alleged illegal spotlighti­ng

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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.

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