About 2pm on Friday the 24th November 2017, Lightning Ridge police attended a local address after receiving information regarding the location of firearms stolen during a break and enter approximately one week earlier. At the location police established a crime scene and executed a crime scene warrant, searching the premises. As a result, a 17 year old male was located hiding inside. The young person was arrested and subsequently charged with break, enter and steal; break and enter – damage property; possess unauthorised firearms, not keep firearms safely and cultivate prohibited plant. Three firearms and five cannabis plants were seized by police. The young person was initially bail refused by police, however he has since received conditional bail by the Court to appear before Walgett Childrens Court on the 28th November, 2017.