Local Police News- On The Beat
Police at Evans Head are continuing their investigation into a suspected arson attack on a caravan at Silver Sands Caravan Park last Friday morning, December 29, where a middle-aged Casino woman was sleeping. The woman fled the van soon after the fire broke out at around 3am and neighbours helped extinguish the flames, which destroyed an annex tarpaulin, a table and chairs. Information to Evans Head Police on 6682 4202.
A 43-year-old Kyogle man was arrested and charged twice within two hours for driving an unregistered/uninsured vehicle on the Summerland Way, in Kyogle, last Friday afternoon. In the first instance, police noticed the mans vehicle had different number plates on the front and back and pulled him over. As a result, the man was charged with driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle, mid-range drink-driving, being a disqualified driver and possession of a prohibited drug. He was again detected driving his vehicle two hours after his release and was charged again. He will appear in Kyogle Court later this month.
A 45-year-old Woodburn man has been charged with possession of child pornography after a search warrant was executed on his Woodburn property late last month. Police seized computers and exhibits. The man was released on bail.
Cash, a backpack, an iPod and mobile phone were stolen from a 2006 Nissan after it was ransacked while the vehicles owner, a 49-year-old male tourist, was visiting Nightcap National Park on Wednesday, December 20. Information to Lismore Police on 6623 1523.
Two childrens pushbikes were stolen in one day from the same street in Goonellabah late last month. The bikes were stolen from the yards of homes in Invercauld Road. Information to Lismore Police on 6623 1523.
Highway patrol police said they were astonished at some of the driving habits of motorists after nabbing several offenders this week. A 35-year-old Victorian man with his family in the car was detected speeding at 133kph in a 100kph zone on the Pacific Highway at Tabbimoble. Two young children were seen by police asleep on the rear seat and not wearing their seat belts. When spoken to about the unrestrained children, the driver said they sleep better out of their seat belts, dont your kids? Police also detected a young P-plate driver from the Newcastle area travelling at 127kph in a 90kph zone on the Pacific Highway at Mororo and a Queensland man speeding at 145kph in a 100kph zone on the Pacific Highway at Tabbimoble.
While Police reported no major problems over New Years, police highway patrols were kept busy on the roads with a number of people charged with drink driving or traffic-related offences, including a 44-year-old Lennox Head man who was arrested after his van was chased by police through the streets of Lennox Head early on Monday morning.
The man was charged with mid range drink driving, driving in a dangerous manner, driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle, being a cancelled driver and being in possession of more than 17 grams of cannabis.