A Marsden Park man was among three men due to appear in court today following a police pursuit near Wagga Wagga.
Police will allege the trio are members of the Rebels OMCG.
They were arrested yesterday after highway patrol officers attempted to stop a white Hyundai hatchback driving through Forrest Hill about 5.20pm.
‘‘When the driver allegedly failed to stop as directed, a pursuit was initiated,’’ a police spokesman said.
‘‘During the pursuit the car drove through the car park of a shopping centre in Forrest Hill where the occupants allegedly threw items out of the vehicle including a handgun.’’
The car was later found on a dirt road and three men were arrested nearby.
Police found a homemade and loaded pistol, drug paraphernalia and a substance suspected of being amphetamines at the shopping centre.
A man, 27, from Marsden Park, was charged with:
■ Posses a loaded firearm;
■ Not keep firearm safely;
■ Unauthorised pistol;
■ Unregistered pistol; and
■ Possess ammunition while unlicensed.
A man, 24, from Dundas, was charged with:
■ Police pursuit – not stop – dangerous driving (also known as Skye’s Law);
■ Negligent driving; and
■ Exceed speed.
A 20-year-old man was charged with affray.
All three were refused bail to appear in Wagga Wagga Local Court today.
Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: police.nsw.gov.au.