Four charged after raids in Sunbury, Macedon Ranges


Tara Murray

Eight people have been charged after raids in Sunbury and the Macedon Ranges uncovered a number of alleged stolen items.

Police executed search warrants in Sunbury, Riddells Creek and Bullengarook on Thursday as part of a three-month investigation.

Police discovered a cache of allegedly stolen firearms and a treasure trove of stolen goods, including a steamroller, $50,000 of power tools, a number of vehicles and a jumping castle.

Four of those arrested have been charged with possessing a traffickable quantity of firearms, along with a number of other charges.

The other four arrested were charged with a range of offences including handling stolen goods and possessing the proceeds of crime.

Four of those charged are from Sunbury, two from Riddells Creek and two from Bullengarook.

Police will allege the firearms and property were stolen in a series of residential burglaries between August 2022 and January 2023, including in Sunshine, Sunbury and Rockbank.

Police also seized party equipment including a jumping castle and generators allegedly stolen from a church in Westmeadows on New Year’s Eve.