Tweed/Byron police detectives have arrested a man over a spate of thefts from Tweed Shire Council facilities.
In October they raided a house at Palmvale allegedly seizing a wrench, circular saw and hammer drill that had been stolen from council depots together with a laser dumpy level, concrete saw and petrol blower missing from the council’s sewerage treatment plant.
Police also seized a number plate that allegedly belongs to a car stolen from Coolangatta six years ago and a number of tools such as concrete drills, concrete cutting saws, generator and hammer drills of unknown origin, valued at around $20,000.
On the December 15, police arrested a 26-year-old man from Banora Point. He was taken to Tweed Heads Police Station and charged with receiving stolen property and goods in custody suspected of being stolen.
The man was bailed to appear before the Tweed Heads Local Court today (Monday December 18).