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April 12, 2021

Lismore police crack down on crime in Goonellabah

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Police have made a series of arrests as part of a crack-down on crime in the Lismore suburb of Goonellabah.

A total of five juveniles and four adults were arrested for offences ranging from break and enters to affray and offensive behaviour.

The most recent event occurred at 12.50am yesterday morning when police were called to Jubilee Street, Goonellabah in response to a large brawl.

A number of people involved in this melee were capsicum sprayed and the investigation commenced into who was involved.

Two males Goonellabah, aged 16 and 18, were arrested and charged with affray and offensive behaviour.

Police said other other investigations also ‘came to fruition’ yesterday morning, including four break-ins that occurred at two businesses on Simeoni Drive, Goonellabah.

As a result, a 12-year-old boy was charged with one count of aggravated break, enter and steal.

A 14-year-old was charged with four counts of aggravated break, enter and steal, a 15 year old was charged with two counts of the offence and a 14 year old was dealt with under the Young Offenders Act.

Lismore detectives also arrested two men from Goonellabah aged 18 and 21. They were charged with a serious robbery that occurred in East Lismore in December.

Highway patrol officers were also on patrol in Goonellabah.

Around 4pm, they pulled over an 18-year-old man driving on Fischer Street.

He was arrested on an outstanding warrant and was allegedly unlicensed and in possession of drugs .

Police said they would not tolerate any behaviour that put the community at risk of harm and would take  action to deter further offences.

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