Local Police News- On The Beat

A man has been charged with murder following the stabbing death of a 23-year-old man at Tabulam last weekend. The two men were allegedly involved in a fight at a reserve in Tabulam before one of the men stabbed the other in the back with a knife. The man died at the scene despite attempts by emergency service workers to resuscitate him. The offender and a 24-year-old woman who was also arrested and charged with being an accessory after the fact appeared in Lismore Court this week. The woman was bailed to appear again later this month while the man was remanded in custody to appear again on February 6.

Considerable damage was caused to the new section of Ballina Hospital, which is presently under construction, between 3.30pm Tuesday and 6.30am Wednesday morning. The offenders also partially destroying an electrical switchboard. Police are seeking any witnesses or information relating to the incident, in particular, anyone who may have residual grey silicone-based mastic on their hands or clothes. The substance is extremely difficult to remove. Information to Ballina Police on 6681 8699.

Ballina Police are investigating an attempted ram raid at a business premises in Piper Drive, Ballina, between 9.20pm and 9.30pm on Monday night. A vehicle described as a small red sedan similar to a Mitsubishi Sigma was seen leaving the area at the time. Information to Ballina Police on 6681 8699.

Plywood Christmas decorations of Mr and Mrs Claus were stolen from premises in Trinity Drive between 9pm Monday night and 9am Tuesday morning. Information to Lismore Police on 6623 1599.

Cash and jewellery was stolen from a vehicle parked in Tamar Street, Ballina, and a CD player was stolen from a 2001 Mazda parked in Skinner Street, Ballina, early on Monday morning.

An orange and white coloured adult rabbit was stolen from premises in Burnett Street, Ballina, on Saturday afternoon. Information to Ballina Police on 6681 8699.

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