Local Police News- On The Beat
A 21-year-old Coraki woman has been charged with the murder of a 34-year-old Wollongbar man, who she allegedly stabbed following an altercation at the Wooli Caravan Park, east of Grafton, last Friday night. Sandra Cavanough from Box Ridge allegedly stabbed her partner once in the back with a 25cm carving knife around 10pm. The man staggered to a neighbours caravan and help was called, but he died before ambulance officers arrived. The woman, who has a one-year-old son, was detained by caravan park residents before being arrested by police. She was refused bail in Grafton Local Court on Monday and the case has been adjourned until April 3.
A 31-year-old Tregear man has been charged in relation to a robbery at the Summerland Credit Union in Ballina in April last year followed positive DNA testing. The man allegedly entered the credit union, threatening staff and demanding money, before fleeing down Fawcett Lane. Police later recovered clothing worn by the male at the time, and DNA identification from the garments led to the recent arrest. The man has been remanded in custody and will appear in Lismore Local Court on March 21.
Police are seeking information in relation to a brazen robbery at the East Lismore Bowling Club around 9.45pm on Wednesday night, during which offenders stole an entire ATM machine. The ATM contained a considerable amount of cash at the time. Any information to Lismore Police on 6623 1599.
A 31-year-old Lismore man has been charged with grievous bodily harm after he allegedly stabbed a 37-year-old Lismore man in the stomach last Wednesday in Keen Street, Lismore. The incident happened between 2pm and 2.10pm, and the victim was taken to Lismore Base Hospital for treatment.
An akubra hat and a wetsuit were stolen from a car in Phyllis Street, South Lismore, sometime between 11.30pm Tuesday night and 6.30am Wednesday morning. Any information to Lismore Police on 6623 1599.
Cash, backpacks, wallets and mobile phones were stolen from a vehicle parked at Dalwood Falls between 1.30pm and 3pm on Tuesday.
A laptop, hard drive and mobile phone were stolen from a house in Henry Phillip Ave, Ballina, between 2.30am and 8.30am Sunday morning. Any information to Ballina Police on 6681 8699.
Casino Police have charged two males aged 17 and 18 for the theft of five motorcycles, a generator and compressor that were stolen from a property on Old Lawrence Road, Wyan, sometime between January 15 and 21. On Sunday police located two of the motorcycles, the compressor and the generator at a property at Theresa Creek near Kyogle. Around 10.30pm that night police saw the offenders driving a ute with the other three stolen motorcycles and they were subsequently arrested.
A number of cars were stolen and damaged in the Lismore area over the weekend. These include: A 1990 Commodore was stolen from Nielson Street, East Lismore, between 12am and 5.20am on Monday; offenders attempted to steal a 1992 Holden sedan from Ballina Road, Goonellabah, around 4am on Sunday; and a 1993 Holden sedan parked in Cypress Place, Goonellabah, was damaged between 8pm Friday and 10am Saturday.
A 22-year-old Casino man has been charged with assaulting police, malicious damage to a car and home, and domestic violence offences following an altercation in Lennox Street, Casino, between 3.30am and 3.50am on Tuesday. The man was arrested after police received numerous calls from witnesses.
A 1991 white commodore station wagon was stolen from James Street, South Lismore, between 7pm Wednesday and 12.50am on Thursday morning. The car had NSW registration plates PXP 500. If sighted, do not approach the vehicle, and contact Lismore Police immediately on 6623 1599.