About 7.30pm Saturday 30 December 2017 a family were in Fingal Street, Brunswick Heads where they were allegedly approached by a 17 year old male in an aggressive manner. The young person was allegedly swearing and threatening members of the family before he allegedly threatened one of the family members with a bottle before allegedly spitting in his face.
Upon being approached by other family members the young person ran off. About five minutes later the young person returned armed with a length of timber and in company with two other males, however most of the family had left.
About 9.30pm 31 December 2017 one of the members of the family who were involved in the incident with the young person the previous night was at the Byron Bay Surf Club. The young person yelled and threatened this family member but left when he became aware that the police were on their way.
As the result of an on-going investigation the 17 year old male was arrested at his residence on 5 January 2018. The young person was conveyed to the Byron Bay Police Station where he was charged with four counts of Intimidation and one count of assault.
He has been placed on strict conditional bail to appear before the Mullumbimby Children’s Court on 22 January 2018.
The young person will be regularly checked by police that he is complying with his bail conditions.