14.1 C
Byron Shire
May 19, 2021

Stolen car crashes into Yelgun Creek

Latest News

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning May 19

‘This Life’ is the first single off Jesse Morris and the Shakedown’s forthcoming and first ever vinyl release titled The Children of the Sun. 

Other News

Travelling at the speed of lies

When Tim Berners-Lee and others created the architectural foundations of the world wide web, they did so with the vision of openness, idea sharing, and trust. Human nature has a way of making things more complicated, of course.

Filming of Byron Baes begins with no indigenous consultation

Filming of the Netflix series Byron Baes has reportedly commenced without any effort made by the show's production company – Eureka Productions – to consult with local indigenous groups or the local Council.

MAYDAY – MAYDAY – One hundred years ago today

One hundred years ago this week, around noon on Saturday 14 May 1921, the 2,000 tonne steamship Wollongbar ran aground on Belongil beach.

Resilient communities training on offer

‘Resilience’ has become a buzzword in Australia over the past few years, as communities across the country struggle to cope with fire, floods, and a pandemic.

Byron Comedy Festival launched with a laugh

At a hilarious sold-out launch of the Byron Comedy Festival, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki had the entire Byron Bay Surf Club giggling last night

All fired up: former magistrate fumes at news of the world

How does one react to news of environmental vandalism, rampant domestic violence and mutilation of women without anger or distress?

This stolen Ford sedan crashed into a causeway near at Yelgun Road this week. Its driver is sought. Photo supplied.

Luis Feliu

Tweed-Byron police are confident of finding a man who eluded them on a high-speed highway chase soon after he’d picked up the driver of a stolen Ford XR6 that had crashed into Yelgun Creek on Tuesday morning.

Police called off the pursuit along the northbound lanes of the Pacific Highway for fear of endangering the public, but say their inquiries should lead them to identify the driver.

The chase started after the stolen Queensland-registered sedan almost crashed head on into a local driving along Yelgun Road and then ploughed into the creek.

The local woman, from Ocean Shores, says she was forced to swerve and brake heavily to avoid a collision.

Her friend from Yelgun told Echonetdaily the woman was on her mobile phone alerting the ambulance when a silver four-wheel-drive vehicle ‘came screaming up behind her, with the driver jumping out and yelling to the driver in the creek to get out quickly’.

The men were seen hastily transferring goods from the car in the creek to the other vehicle before speeding off.

Police were also called and soon identified the car in the creek as having been stolen from southeast Queensland.

They also discovered its registration plates were from another vehicle and a number of other registration plates from different vehicles were inside the car.

The car’s owner was notified and later recovered it.

Inspector Greg Jago said inquiries were continuing but police were confident of tracking down the men.

Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Interview with Peter Castaldi

The Quad in Lismore presents its first outdoor cinema event – programmed by nationally regarded film critic and programmer, Peter Castaldi. Peter told The Echo about the vision.

Byron Bay FC undefeated in ’21

Ross Kendall Despite having a bye last weekend the Byron Bay FC premier division women’s team sit on top of the premiership table with an...

Interview with magician James Galea

James Galea is no ordinary magician. He’s not the smarmy guy in purple velvet with a cage full of pigeons sawing women in half. In fact, James is proud to say he has never cut anyone in half.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Stirring the Tea Pot

A house without tea is not a home.