Police arrest four people over assault, drugs, break ins

SPECIALIST police from Richmond Local Area Command Target Action Group arrested four wanted persons yesterday on charges including assault, possession of methamphetamine and break and enter.

"The lesson to be learnt is that you can try to run and hide but you won't get away from the LAC TAG team," a police statement said.

About 3.50pm yesterday officers found a stolen Volkswagen Polo hatchback parked at an address in Shearman Drive, Goonellabah.

Police surrounded the property, entered and found 26-year-old Nimbin man wanted on warrants for domestic violence.

He was arrested by virtue of warrant and taken to Lismore Police Station, where he was charged with multiple offences.

Charges included breaching a domestic violence order twice, first instance warrant, domestic assault, domestic stalking and intimidation, possessing housebreaking implements, stealing a vehicle, goods in custody, possession of prohibited drug believed to be methamphetamine and possession of a prescribed restricted substances.

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He was refused bail and was due to appear before Lismore Local Court today.

Police said a 42-year-old Coraki man was also arrested yesterday over a break in at St Josephs Primary School at Alstonville in February.

Between 3pm, February 13 and 3.30am, February 16 the premises was broken into and computers and other electronic equipment meant for student use was stolen.

The Coraki man was bailed to appear at Lismore Local Court next month.

Additionally, a 20-year-old Tabulam man was arrested over a break in at Garry McGrath Car Sales at Casino earlier this month.

He was also wanted on a first instance warrant over an aggravated break and enter committed in Casino in 2014.

Police allege on April 9 the man broke into the car yard at Centre Street, Casino, by smashing a glass door.

After allegedly stealing a small amount of cash the man was apprehended by police while hiding in a Tambulam premises.

The man was refused bail and was due to appear before Lismore Local Court today.

Police had not yet released details on the fourth arrest made yesterday.



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