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Theft, drugs and driving unlicensed in Murwillumbah

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Police had a busy time arresting people in Murwillumbah over theft, drugs and unlicensed driving offences last week.

About 5.10pm on Thursday (June 1) police stopped a vehicle on Queen Street, Murwillumbah. Enquires revealed the 52 year-old male driver from Tweed Heads had never held a drivers licence.

Police searched the vehicle and seized a quantity of foreign commemorative coins and female jewellery which police suspect was stolen. Enquires are being made to locate the owners of the property.

The man was charged with unlicensed driver and having goods in his custody that are suspected of being stolen. The man was refused bail to appear before the Tweed Heads Local Court on July 10.

A 54-year-old female from Tweed Heads, a passenger in the vehicle, was also searched and police located five different foreign currency notes, one Australian currency note that is no longer in circulation and one Florin pendant which police suspect is stolen property. Police also located a small amount of cannabis.

The female was charged with goods in custody  suspected of being stolen and possess prohibited drug. The female was also refused bail to appear before Tweed Heads Local Court on July 10.

Tactical throwing knife

Two days earlier, at about 4.20pm on Tuesday May 30, police stopped a vehicle on Wardrop Valley Road, Murwillumbah. The 33-year-old male driver from North Arm was the only occupant of the vehicle. During a search of the male and vehicle police seized MDMA (Ecstasy), methyl amphetamine, 3 iPhones suspected of being stolen, a tactical blade double bladed throwing knife.

Checks on the car the man was driving revealed the registration expired in March 2015 and his Queensland learners drivers license also expired in March 2015.

The man was charged with possess prohibited drug, goods in custody suspected of being stolen, custody of a knife in a public place, use unregistered vehicle, use uninsured vehicle, unlicensed driving and display a misleading number plate. The man was bailed to appear before the Murwillumbah Local Court on June 27.

Steroids

A man was found in possession of steroids during an RBT stop at Tweed Heads last Tuesday (May 30).

About 10.45am police were conducting the stationary RBT in Ducat Street. A 42 year old man from West Ballina was stopped and passed the breath test but when asked to produce his drivers licence the man advised police that he did not have one.

Checks revealed the man’s licence was disqualified until 2035 for numerous prior traffic matters. The car was searched and police seized a liquid steroid drug.

The man was charged with drive whilst licence is disqualified and possess prohibited drug. He was refused bailed to appear before the Tweed Heads Local Court the following day.

Six-pack of beer

On Monday November 14 last year a 34-year-old Mount Burrell man allegedly stole a six pack of beer from a hotel in Murwillumbah. Police investigated the theft and had circulated the man was wanted for this offence. At 2.35pm last Thursday (June 1) the man was located in Proudfoots Lane, Murwillumbah. He was arrested for this offence.

A check revealed the man had an outstanding warrant for the offences of self administer a prohibited drug, HRPCA and MRPCA. The man was charged with the theft and the warrant and was refused bail to appear before Tweed Heads Local Court on June 2.

 


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