Crime

Tue 2 Mar 2021

Goonellabah man caught drink driving at 159km/h on highway

Premium Content Goonellabah man caught drink driving at 159km/h on highway

Highway Patrol stopped the vehicle and arrested the 38-year-old after he returned a positive road side breath test.

‘It sounded like someone was being murdered’

Premium Content ‘It sounded like someone was being murdered’

Irish backpackers' complaints soon took on more sinister tone in hunt for missing Simone Strobel

Mon 1 Mar 2021

Man accused of having 249 images of kids on phone

Premium Content Man accused of having 249 images of kids on phone

Police will allege some of the photos included anime of children in sexual positions.

Snorkeller's incredible find in river: $800 police body cam

Premium Content Snorkeller's incredible find in river: $800 police body cam

The camera was stolen after a fight in Ballina recently, and police thought there was no chance of ever getting it back.

Next step in cult leader murder court case

Premium Content Next step in cult leader murder court case

A teenager is facing court over allegations he killed the former head of a cult near Kyogle.

Sun 28 Feb 2021

‘Erratic’ drink-driver blew nearly five times legal limit

Premium Content ‘Erratic’ drink-driver blew nearly five times legal limit

Police faced two cases of extreme drink-driving overnight.

Police seize ketamine stash after routine traffic stop

Premium Content Police seize ketamine stash after routine traffic stop

Officers are preparing to charge a man after the drugs were allegedly found in his vehicle.

Fri 26 Feb 2021

Man passed own breathalyser test, convicted of drink driving

Premium Content Man passed own breathalyser test, convicted of drink driving

A man who admitted he thought he was okay to drive after using a personalised breathalyser has pleaded guilty to drink driving.

Man ‘remorseful’ after smashing shop window, park fight

Premium Content Man ‘remorseful’ after smashing shop window, park fight

The court heard the 22-year-old had been experiencing issues with alcohol for a “considerable” time.

Thu 25 Feb 2021

REVEALED: The key evidence that helped to clear cop’s name

Premium Content REVEALED: The key evidence that helped to clear cop’s name

The Magistrate found the police officer’s control of a drug-affected teen detained in Byron Bay was “not absolute”.

Police Association welcomes court's not guilty ruling

Premium Content Police Association welcomes court's not guilty ruling

The union said the “failed and flawed prosecution” of a police officer should bring the role of the police watchdog into question.

Wed 24 Feb 2021

Cop 'did what was necessary' to detain naked teen

Premium Content Cop 'did what was necessary' to detain naked teen

A court has heard why a Northern Rivers police officer was found not guilty of assaulting a 16-year-old in a Byron Bay laneway.

Have you seen Michelle? Police call for community to help

Have you seen Michelle? Police call for community to help

The whereabouts of Pottsville woman, Michelle Richards, is still unknown and police need help to locate her.

Officer tells court he didn’t ‘lose self-control’

Premium Content Officer tells court he didn’t ‘lose self-control’

The Senior Constable is fighting an assault charge that arose from the detention of a teen in the popular town.

Man facing lengthy jail term if convicted over house fire

Premium Content Man facing lengthy jail term if convicted over house fire

Police will allege a 25-year-old intentionally set alight a Northern Rivers home, causing a fire that killed a pet dog.

‘Extremely graphic’: Child abuse material found during RBT

Premium Content ‘Extremely graphic’: Child abuse material found during RBT

He pleaded guilty to possessing sexualised photos of girls as young as 4, then asked for bail.

Tue 23 Feb 2021

Man thought assault victim was dealing drugs in carpark

Premium Content Man thought assault victim was dealing drugs in carpark

The court heard the attacker felt “protective” of the Byron Bay township and was upset by what he thought was an ice sale.

Cop on assault charge says baton strikes were 'necessary'

Premium Content Cop on assault charge says baton strikes were 'necessary'

The officer, who has pleaded not guilty, is giving evidence before a hearing into the incident.

Cop’s Byron laneway assault hearing to continue this week

Premium Content Cop’s Byron laneway assault hearing to continue this week

The senior constable is defending a charge of common assault that arose from the January 2018 detention of a teen.

Suitcase of cocaine allegedly found at Bangalow property

Premium Content Suitcase of cocaine allegedly found at Bangalow property

A man facing 14 serious charges has applied for bail to attend a rehabilitation facility.

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