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Police roundup: Byron break and enter; Tweed pedestrian hit

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Aggravated break and enter

At 5.30am on Friday (June 9) an elderly male was asleep at his home on Bangalow Rd, Byron Bay heard a knock at the door.

A woman entered the premises without permission, went into the kitchen, turned on the range hood light and rummaged through his unit.

Police arrived a short time later and attempted to arrest her but she resisted violently, wrestling with police. As a result of the scuffle a window was broken causing lacerations to both the woman and one of the officers.

She was handcuffed and taken to Byron Bay Police Station where she was refused bail. She is due to appear before Byron Bay Local Court on June 13.

Pedestrian hit by motor vehicle at Tweed Heads

At 12.40pm on Friday (June 9) a motor vehicle was reversing out of a private driveway in Enid Street, Tweed Heads, when the driver felt a slight impact and a thud. On getting out of the car he noticed an elderly male had been struck by the vehicle and was lying unconscious on the roadway.

Fortunately the elderly pedestrian only received grazes and abrasions, however was taken to Tweed Hospital for treatment and observation. The driver will be issued with an infringement for failing to reverse safely.

Woman charged with stealing from Byron Bay store

On Thursday (June 8) around 4.40pm a 28 year old woman entered the Island Luxe Tribe Store at Byron Bay and began to lay-by a wallet. Whilst the store attendant was completing the details the woman picked up a ring off the display on the counter and placed it into her handbag before leaving the store. The stealing was captured on CCTV.

The female is to be charged with stealing and will be required to attend Court.

Man and woman arrested at Murwillumbah

About 11am on Saturday (June 10) police were conducting a patrol of the Murwillumbah CBD when they noticed a motor vehicle that had previously evaded police. The vehicle was pulled over and the male and female occupants were spoken to.

Enquiries by police revealed the male driver was currently disqualified until 2022 and that the vehicle had previously been involved in drug supply.

Police searched the vehicle and found two screw drivers, a torch and a set of pliers under the passenger seat. A small amount of methlyamphetamine was also seized. The male driver will be issued a Court attendance notices to appear at Murwillumbah Court, for the offences of driving while disqualified, possessing house breaking implements and possessing a prohibited drug.

Police also established that the female passenger had an outstanding warrant. She was arrested and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station for charging. She will appear before the bail court on June 11.



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