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Police have arrested and charged a man wanted on outstanding warrants, who had allegedly cut off an ankle bracelet and moved interstate.

About 9am on Monday (May14), police were called to Marine Parade, Kingscliff, after reports of persons attempting to gain access to several mail boxes in unit blocks along the street.

Police attended and spoke to two men, including a 37-year-old man, who allegedly provided false details to police.

Officers searched the man and located a knife and Queensland drivers licence in a different name.

He was arrested and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station, where after further inquiries, his true identity was discovered.

Police discovered the man had two outstanding warrants, relating to domestic violence offences. The man had allegedly removed his ankle bracelet and relocated to Queensland.

The man’s two outstanding warrants were executed and he was also charged with goods in custody and custody of knife in public place.

He was refused bail to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court today (Tuesday, May 15).

Superintendent Wayne Humphrey, Operations Manager for the Northern Region, says the arrest shows police will eventually catch up to anyone who tries to avoid detection by using false details.

‘Someone who removes a monitoring device and tries to use a false identity is clearly of high risk to the community and police will take all steps to locate and arrest them.

‘We will ensure your past will catch up with you eventually,’ Superintendent Humphrey said.

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