Two week chase of rum thieves leads to charge of two Monto males.
Two week chase of rum thieves leads to charge of two Monto males. John Gass

AFTER police received a large numbers of calls from resident

AFTER police received a large numbers of calls from residents in a semi-rural area of Kingaroy reporting fireworks or gunshots they discovered an alarming situation.

Kingaroy Police Senior Sergeant Duane Franks said some time after 11pm on Monday police went to a home on Harris Rd and found two men allegedly with fireworks, an air rifle and a shot gun.

"Police will allege the men had consumed alcohol and had chosen to set off a number of fireworks in the back yard as well as using the air rifle to shoot at targets set up in the yard," he said.

"This caused alarm to the residents nearby who ended up calling police."

The 31-year-old man and a 61-year-old man were charged with possessing explosives and being under the influence of alcohol while in charge of firearms.

The guns were seized and the two men will appear in Kingaroy Magistrates Court on January 19.

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