Tweed police: Weekend crime wrap
TWEED police were kept busy at the weekend responding to crimes across the Tweed Byron Local Area Command. Here are some of the incidents they attended :
Byron Bay: Police arrested 36 year old Queensland man after he was found inside a van parked at The Pass car park at lunch time Saturday by the owner.
A surfer was returning to his vehicle to change boards when he found his van open and a man searching through it. He was detained by the owner until police arrived.
Further investigations revealed the man may have been involved in a number offences of failing to pay for fuel in Newrybar and the theft of a donation tin from a store in Brunswick Heads.
He was refused bail and appeared at Tweed Heads Court today. On the offence of stealing property - Westpac Helicopter donation tin- he was convicted and sentenced to two months goal and ordered to pay $133 compensation. On the offence of failing to pay for petrol he was convicted and sentenced to two months gaol and ordered to pay compensation of $72.83, on the second offence of fail to pay for petrol he was convicted, sentenced to two months goal and pay compensation of $80.20, and on offence of stealing property from the car, sentenced to four months goal.
Kingscliff: Police received information on Saturday afternoon that a drug deal was going to take place in Pottsville. Quick action by police led to the arrested a 35-year-old male for supply of a prohibited drug. Police also arrested two juvenile females for being in possession of illicit drugs. The male was arrested and will appear before Tweed Heads Local Court. Inquires are continuing.
Banora Point:Tweed/Byron proactive team executed a search warrant on a Banora Point home on Friday. Police located a hydroponic set up, a number of small to medium size cannabis plants and some large plants under growing lights along with a bag containing cannabis. The occupier, a 48-year-old man was arrested and will appear at Tweed Heads court on August 5.