Police display stolen goods
LISMORE police station has set up its own treasure trove with thousands of dollars worth of stolen electrical goods and other gear going on display in an attempt to find the rightful owners.
People wandered through the display room yesterday hoping to find their missing goods. The stolen loot was recovered by Lismore police a week ago at a Goonellabah house following a spate of break-ins.
A 16-year-old male has appeared in Lismore Children’s Court after being charged with break, enter and stealing; having goods in custody suspected of being stolen, and malicious damage.
Some owners were quickly traced but the outstanding goods were displayed including widescreen televisions, laptop computers, bicycles, iPods, DVD players, and motorcycle wheels.
Police have also arrested and charged two Lismore brothers aged 19 over a number of thefts. The pair are each charged with aggravated break, enter and stealing from a Goonellabah house.
They are accused of stealing a 32-inch flat screen television, DVD player, an iPod touch, and bottles of alcohol from the house on March 3.
The arrests followed a police search of a house in Atlas Street where officers seized many items. Police said this investigation was continuing. Further arrests and charges are expected.
The brothers were bailed to appear in Lismore Local Court on May 3.
In a separate matter police arrested a 34-year-old man at 4am yesterday in Rock Valley after a break, enter and stealing offence.
Police said he was arrested after the vehicle he was driving was involved in an accident when leaving a property that he is accused of breaking into.
He was charged with break, enter and stealing; having goods in custody suspected of being stolen; possession of stolen number plates, and possession of a prohibited drug.
Ballina police arrested a West Ballina youth, aged 16, yesterday and charged him with the theft of a Holden Commodore. The stolen car was recovered near the boat ramp in Johnson Drive. He was also charged with driving when disqualified; and mid-range drink driving.