A man has been charged after breaking into a Murwillumbah police station on Tuesday (May 12) .
About 5.30pm, a man went to the police station, which was closed.
He allegedly smashed the front sliding door before entering the station and searching through drawers at the counter.
The man left a short time later without taking any property.
Following investigations, at about 8am on Wednesday police attended a home on Joshua Street, Murwillumbah, where they arrested a 36-year-old man.
He was taken to Murwillumbah police station where he was charged with break enter and commit malicious damage.
He was granted conditional bail to appear at Murwillumbah Local Court on Wednesday 27 May 2015.