Local Police News- On The Beat
A number of people lost their homes and belongings after three separate house fires in one day in the Lismore area last week. In the early hours of last Friday, a house in Newbridge Street, South Lismore, was destroyed by fire and the occupants, a woman and her teenage daughter, managed to escape. Later that day an unoccupied home in Mullers Road, Tregeagle, was also destroyed by fire, and a home in Fawcett Street, Kyogle, was severely damaged by fire later that night, while the owner was at work.
A 29-year-old Goonellabah man was tied up and attacked by two men who broke into his house on Sunday night and stole cash, cigarettes and alcohol. Information to Lismore Police on 6626 0599.
A Lismore man suffered a broken jaw when he was assaulted at a local party at the weekend. Information to Lismore Police on 6626 0599.
A car being driven by a 15-year-old Ballina girl with two 14-year-old passengers was intercepted by police on the Pacific Highway at Ballina in the early hours of last Thursday morning. Police noticed the driver struggling to see over the steering wheel while driving towards them without the headlights on.
A number of ducklings were stolen from a home in Belmore Street, Coraki, on Wednesday night. Information to Coraki Police on 6683 2244.
Four paintings claimed to be worth more than $40,000 were allegedly lost off the roof of a car travelling to Lismore from Sydney recently. A 49-year-old Maroubra man told police the paintings, by Nick Daunt, were strapped to the roof of his car. Information to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
The Life Saver Rescue Helicopter wasdiverted from a water-winch display with surf lifesavers at Yamba to search for a missing surfer off Evans Head. The surfer was located without his surfboard on the northern wall at Evans.
The post box at Goonellabah Post Office in Fisher Street was burnt and vandalised last week, destroying some mail, and Australia Post has advised customers to use alternative arrangements to post mail from the area. Information to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.