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Richmond PD’s weekend of weapons

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Richmond Police District staff were called to three incidents involving weapons on the weekend – all of the alleged culprits were men who were charged and will appear in court.

A man was arrested for multiple weapons offences after police allege that on Sunday a 34 year old Goonellabah man has threatened to kill a member of the public and was carrying a larger number of weapons on him.

At 12pm police attended a Lismore motel and spoke to the man, who told police that they should shoot him. A search of his motel room revealed one replica pistol, one pair of knuckle dusters, one pair of finger cuffs and six ‘zombie’ knifes.

Police also located numerous hunting knives and baseball bats.

The man was taken to Lismore Police Station and charged with eight counts of Possess Prohibited Weapon Without Permit, Possess Unauthorised Firearm and Not Keep Firearm Safely.

He was bail refused by police and the Court, and will face Lismore Local Court in June

In another incident a Lismore man has been charged after attending Lismore Hospital with a knife.

Police will allege that in the late hours of Sunday a 28 year old Lismore man has attended Lismore Base Hospital. At the time he had a large knife contained in a sheath hanging from a belt.

The emergency room was evacuated and police were called. Police disarmed the 28 year old without incident and seized the knife. He was charged with ‘Custody of Knife In Public Place 2nd+ Offence’ and will appear in Lismore Local Court later this month

In the third arrest a Casino man charged with offences at a licensed premises.

Police will allege that on Friday night a 36 year old Casino man was asked to leave a Casino licensed premises due to his level of intoxication. He refused and started acting inappropriately towards female staff members. He then threw a schooner glass and a punch at the publican – a thrown glass is a weapon.

The man was restrained then ejected from the licensed premises. He returned and continued being violent. He was restrained by staff until police arrived. The Casino man then kicked the publican and resisted police, who sprayed him in the face with capsicum spray.

At the Casino Police Station he was charged with Assault, Excluded Person Fail to Leave Premises, Excluded Person Remain in Vicinity of Licensed Premises and Resist Police. He was released on conditional bail and will appear at Casino Local Court later this month.

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