Police seek witnesses

POLICE were again kept busy over the weekend with a series of incidents across the Richmond Local Area Command.

Officers are making enquiries into a malicious damage incident at a licensed venue in Lismore where a patron who had been ejected is alleged to have smashed a window between 1.20am and 1.40am on Sunday morning.

Police are also making enquiries into the behaviour of three men who were alleged to have been inciting violence during the night.

They were issued failed to quit notices from police.

In a separate incident a 24-year-old Casino woman was charged with re-entering a licensed premises in Lismore after being refused entry, as well as behaving in an offensive manner and assaulting police about 11.50pm on Friday night.

Later that night, at about 2am, police issued move-on directions to about 40 to 50 people in Centre Street, Casino, after reports of anti-social behaviour and fighting within the group.

Police are also seeking information on an incident at a Ballina dental surgery that occurred sometime over the weekend.

Vandals have used the nozzle head of a fire hose to smash a hole in the window of the  dental surgery, which they then turned on, flooding the floor area.

Police have appealed for anyone with information of this, or any of the above incidents, to contact them via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the NSW Police Force online reporting page.

Police remind members of the public that information provided to Crime Stoppers is treated in the strictest of confidence and can be supplied anonymously.

Meanwhile, officers wrapped up Operation Avert 10 over the weekend - targeting offenders with outstanding warrants.

They conducted 113 random breath checks resulting in 13 arrests, 21 charges laid and two criminal infringement notices issued. Those included four arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol.

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