Man allegedly found with gun, machete in stolen car


Ash Bolt

A Lara man has been arrested after he was allegedly found asleep with homemade gun in a stolen car in Corio on Saturday.

Corio Police were called to the intersection of Plantation Road and Princes Highway following reports a man was slumped over the steering wheel of a car around 8.10pm on May 14.

Police located a male asleep in the allegedly stolen white Mazda wagon.

The man was found to be carrying a homemade handgun and a further search of the vehicle located drugs as well as a machete.

The 28-year-old Lara man was currently under police guard in hospital overnight and was expected to be interviewed on Sunday afternoon.

Anyone with information, who witnessed the incident or with dashcam footage is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or file a confidential report online at