18.1 C
Byron Shire
October 27, 2021

Wanted man charged; replica pistol and knife seized – Tweed Heads

Latest News

Other News

Staff cuts at Murwillumbah mega school

The NSW Teacher's Federations says that the proposed merger of four schools in Murwillumbah will result in the loss of at least 19 teaching positions.

New COVID cases in Ballina and Clarence Valley

Two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported for Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD) in the 24 hours to 8pm 19 October.

Mutual obligation or mandatory vax?

There is much being said about the pros and cons of the vaccination. Do we? Don’t we? Must we? Must...

As summer approaches

Ah yes, all this death because we could not listen and a bus winding through the renamed country road once a walking track now paved...

Library restrictions

Under Richmond Tweed Library restrictions announced today, our local libraries are now only offering click and collect, and online...

Six new local COVID cases reported

Six new cases of COVID-19 have been reported for Northern NSW Local Health District to 8pm last night.

The replica glock pistol that was found. Photo NSW Police.

A wanted man has been arrested and charged after police located a replica pistol and a knife inside a vehicle at Tweed Heads on the state’s far north coast.

About 10.40pm yesterday (Thursday, 10 September, 2020), officers from Tweed/Byron Police District were conducting patrols of the Razorback Lookout area at Tweed Heads, when they observed a 36-year-old man in a vehicle who was wanted on outstanding arrest warrants.

Police approached the vehicle and spoke with the man, before a search was conducted.

During the search, officers located and seized a replica glock pistol, a knife, and methylamphetamine.

The 36-year-old man was arrested and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station.

He was charged with six offences, including drive motor vehicle whilst disqualified, possess unregistered unauthorised pistol in public place, not keep firearm safely, custody of knife in public place and possess prohibited drug, along with the outstanding arrest warrant.

He was refused bail to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court today (Friday 11 September 2020), where he was formally bail refused to reappear at the same court on Monday, 2 November, 2020.

Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Blue skies for Blueberry Fields

Blueberry Fields is very much a family business with father-and-son team Otto and Jasch Saeck working alongside each other on their 160-acre farm at...

Cacao wow

After ten years of wholesale trading from their small factory, Byron Bay Cacao’s stunning new retail space is now open to the public. The...

Rancho Relaxo

Although Jane Boniface says that everything she does is ‘a mistake’, she seems to have the knack of turning things to her advantage. When...

New plan to minimise flood hazard in Lismore

Lismore City Council has commenced the preparation of a new Flood Risk Management Plan that will identify the measures designed to minimise the community’s exposure to flood hazard.