Local Police News- On The Beat

The mother of nine-year-old Kyogle boy, Trent Rose, who was reported missing on Monday morning, has been charged with making a false representation to cause a police investigation after an extensive two-day search for her son involving several emergency services and volunteers. Trent was found safe by police on Wednesday morning in a home in Norton Street, Kyogle. The mother, 40, was arrested at the scene and later charged by Casino detectives. She was bailed to appear in Kyogle Local Court on March 15. Police and volunteers had been searching for the boy since Monday morning when his mother reported him missing. The search involved the police helicopter and dog unit as well as police from four local stations, the SES and other volunteers.

Coraki police have made several arrests in the past week after investigations related to a spate of crime in the town recently. The arrests follow widespread community fear in the town over crime. A 19-year-old Coraki woman was arrested and charged with assault, affray and offensive behaviour and jailed for three months after she was dealt with on an outstanding warrant. A 14-year-old Coraki boy was officially cautioned by police after being questioned in relation to possession of a knife in a public place, resisting arrest and assaulting police. An 11-year-old Coraki boy was arrested and charged with four counts of assault and one count each of affray, malicious damage, offensive behaviour, offensive language, custody of a knife in a public place and stealing. He was also charged with three counts of stalking and intimidation and two counts of trespassing. The boy was bailed to appear at Casino Childrens Court on April 4.

Motorists using the Bangalow Road on Tuesday night had to make a detour after a power pole caught fire around 8.30pm near the intersection of Bangalow Road and Corndale Road, Bexhill. The pole collapsed and fell to the ground bringing down wires. Traffic was delayed for five hours while repairs were made and the fire extinguished.

Lismore police are investigating seven break, enter and stealing offences that occurred late on Monday night and throughout Tuesday this week which they believe could be linked. In one incident, a 38-year-old woman from Clyde Street, Lismore, disturbed a young man in her home when she went to hang out washing. The man ran from the area when she confronted him. In another incident in Pound Street, Lismore, a 44-year-old woman was woken by sounds and when she went to investigate, disturbed a man, described as 180cm tall and wearing a blue long-sleeve shirt and cap, who then ran from the area. In McKenzie Street, Lismore, a 44-year-old man was woken by noises and also disturbed a man, wearing a white coloured cap, black/gold jacket, dark shoes, dark shorts and carrying a bag, who then ran off. In another incident in High Street, Lismore, a man was disturbed by a 26-year-old woman inside her home who tried to hide in her backyard before running off when confronted. In another incident in Leycester Street, Lismore, a 22-year-old man disturbed a man trying to steal from his 1999 Hyundai while it was parked next to his home. The man was described as having brown hair and wearing a light shirt and dark shorts. In the latest incident, a man described as 170cm tall, wearing a cap, t-shirt and shorts, was disturbed committing an alleged break, enter and steal on a home in Laurel Avenue, Lismore, on Tuesday afternoon in which an I-pod and cash were stolen. Any information to Lismore police on 6623 1599.

Two people became victims of theft or attempted theft last week. On Wednesday afternoon in Simpson Parade, Casino, a 52-year-old Stratheden woman was confronted by a 17-year-old Casino man who allegedly stole her handbag from her shopping trolley as she was walking towards her vehicle. On Monday afternoon in Keen Street, Lismore, a 49-year-old Lismore man allegedly tried to steal groceries from a 42-year-old Lismore woman. The woman, who struggled with the offender, did not suffer serious injury. The man was arrested and bailed to appear in Lismore local court later this month.

Thieves ransacked and damaged the walls of a home in Granite Street, Lennox Head, during a break and enter last Sunday night in which a computer, DVD player and jewellery were stolen. Information to Ballina police on 6681 8699.

Cameras, video equipment, a watch, backpack and a mobile phone were stolen from a house in North Street, Lismore, last Sunday night. Information to Lismore police on 6623 1599.

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