Man to be summonsed over cattle shootings
A Broome man accused of shooting a cow on a Kimberley pastoral station and taking meat from its carcass will be summonsed to appear in court.
Police are alleging the incident occurred on Roebuck Plains Station on February 8.
The 27-year-old man is also accused of committing the same offence on Yeeda Station involving two cows.
Broome Police Senior Sergeant Brendon Barwick said information provided to police and local investigations identified a vehicle of interest and the alleged driver.
Sen Sgt Barwick said police searched a Broome residence and found unsecured firearms and a quantity of meat in a freezer.
The 27-year-old man was subsequently charged with one count of trespass, one count of failing to safe keep a firearm and one count of killing animals with intent to steal.
Sen Sgt Barwick said further charges will be laid and the man will be summonsed to appear in Broome Magistrate’s Court at a later date.
Sen Sgt Barwick said police were conducting further investigations in order to identify other offences committed against pastoral owners and their livestock.
Anyone with information should contact Broome Police on 9194 0200 or Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.
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