Local Police News- On The Beat
Police are investigating the malicious wounding of two Lismore males aged 26 and 38 at 1.30am on Saturday morning in Kadina Street, Goonellabah, and the assault of a 24-year-old Lismore male. Earlier in the evening two friends walking home via Kadina Street were attacked by two youths, with one victim receiving an injury to his nose and head. The two were able to hide in a nearby yard. Whilst hiding, the two men contacted four friends who came to their assistance. As they entered Kadina Park, two of the group were attacked by a group of youths. One male was knocked to the ground, where he had his head stomped on and kicked, the other male was punched about the face and head, and was knocked unconscious. They taken to Lismore Base Hospital where they were treated for injuries including lacerations, bruising and a neck injury. Any witnesses should phone Detective Sergeant Shane Diehm on 6623 1599 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
A 54-year-old Lismore man has been arrested and charged with drug offences after a police raid on a premises in Parkes Street, Lismore, between 8.50am and 2pm on Monday afternoon. Police seized 14 cannabis plants, 1580 grams of cannabis and 12 grams of cannabis seeds.
Last Wednesday a 41-year-old man from Old Bonalbo (previously of Murwillumbah) was charged with armed robbery of the ANZ Bank in Casino on June 5 this year. The offender brandished a pistol, threatened staff and stole a sum of money. The man was recognised by an off-duty Detective on June 14 at the Casino Golf Club. After several lengthy high-speed pursuits he was arrested that afternoon.
Business owners are warned to be on the lookout for counterfeit currency after a $50 note was used between 6pm on Friday night and 6.30pm on Saturday night at a takeaway shop in Rous Road, Goonellabah.