Local police news

A 49-year-old Newrybar man died after he was dragged from the surf at Broken Head on Sunday afternoon. Father of three, Peter Chamberlain, was unable to be resuscitated despite efforts by lifeguards and paramedics. It is unknown whether he drowned or suffered a medical condition. An autopsy is being conducted.

A 46-year-old Queensland father driving with his young son in the car was arrested and charged with high-range drink driving after complaints from the public over his erratic driving near the intersection of the Bruxner Highway and Theresa Creek Road, Mummulgum, on Monday afternoon.

A 16-year-old female who was caught riding a small motorcycle on the Pacific Highway at Knockrow at 1.35am last Thursday morning with no lights, no helmet, no registration and no licence was charged with numerous traffic offences, goods in custody and breaching bail conditions. Police were alerted by passing heavy-vehicle drivers.

A 47-year old Woodburn man recorded a breath-alcohol reading six times the legal limit after he was arrested riding his Harley motorcycle on the wrong side of Richmond Street, Woodburn, on Saturday afternoon. The man recorded a reading of 0.310 and police had to help him from his bike.

Double-demerit points for speeding, seatbelt and helmet offences are in force this Anzac Day long weekend. Double demerits came into force at midnight yesterday (Wednesday) and end at midnight this Sunday.

Vandals caused thousands of dollars worth of damage toa number of cars in the Trevan Ford car yard in Conway Street, Lismore, last Sunday night. A $5000 reward for information leading to the conviction of the offenders is being offered. Phone Andrew Bing on 6627 7999.

A home in Rosegum Drive, Goonellabah, was trashed after offenders broke in between between 2pm on Sunday and 2pm on Monday afternoon Cash, CDs and electrical equipment were stolen while food and alcohol was spread throughout the house. Information to 6626 0599.

Cannabis leaf and plants were seized after police executed two search warrants on Wednesday. A 31-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman were charged with cultivating the prohibited drug at a home in Coraki, after cannabis, which police estimated to have a street value of $53,000, was seized. A 44-year-old man was also charged with cultivating a prohibited drug at Roseberry Creek where police found two large cannabis plants growing in the yard of the home.


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