Local Police News- On The Beat

Firefighters were called to a house fire in Bridge Street, North Lismore, yesterday (Wednesday) where they found the back rear section completely ablaze. The fire appeared to have started in the kitchen, and a bedroom and lounge room were also completely destroyed. The remainder of the house was also damaged by heat, smoke and water and all contents were destroyed. A woman and child were treated for shock and taken to Lismore Base Hospital.

Police were called to Alstonville on Saturday night after a party was inundated with about 150 gatecrashers around 9.50pm. The party, in Maple Street, had around 20 invited guests. Police were kept busy with complaints of anti social behaviour, drunkenness, bottle smashing and noise complaints.

Two searches in Alstonville and Larnook last week resulted in police seizing cannabis plants, cannabis leaf and a considerable amount of hydroponic equipment. At 7.40am police raided an industrial premises in Russellton Drive, Alstonville, where they located nine cannabis plants being grown hydroponically. At 10.30am they searched a rural property on Olley Road, Larnook, and seized a total of 39 cannabis plants, 434 grams of cannabis heads and hydroponic equipment. A 53-year-old Larnook man has been charged with supply and possession of a prohibited drug as a result.

A 39-year-old Lismore woman has been arrested and charged for maliciously damaging a 2000 Subaru at 5pm on Tuesday afternoon. It is alleged the vehicle was damaged in Dawson Street when the female threw an object at the car from a neighbouring property.

Police at Casino have arrested and charged three youths (aged 10, 11 and 12) with break and enter to a premises in Bent Street, Casino, between 6pm and 6.17pm on Tuesday afternoon.


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