Valley's crime wave continues
AS the Clarence Valley reels from a month of violence and crime, yet another night of senseless malicious damage and arson has left retailers, residents and emergency workers frustrated and angry.
Police who were on their way to a burning car in Moorhead Drive, South Grafton at 2am yesterday, discovered yet another vehicle well alight in Bent Street.
Neighbours of the Moorhead Street fire had been alerted by barking dogs, and called the police.
A witness to the Moorhead Drive incident said the car fire set alight a tree. The car was parked under the tree.
South Grafton Fire Brigade spent about 20 minutes extinguishing the blaze, before police arrived and informed the firefighters about the Bent Street fire.
The brigade packed up and went to Bent Street, where firemen extinguished the blaze.
Meanwhile, two retailers in Fitzroy Street, Grafton, suffered broken windows at the hands of vandals some time overnight on Thursday.
It was the second such incident for Cetnaj, Grafton, in recent weeks.
The Cathedral Opportunity Shop window was also smashed in the wave of vandalism.CRIME FACTS
November/DecemberThieves target Wooli oysters – farmers lost many thousands of dollars worth of stock and equipment.
Friday, December 4
Armed robbery at South Grafton
Vandals break into six vehicles in Peppermint Place, South Grafton.
Female police officer hit in head with bottle on Yamba Hill. Two women charged.
Alleged South Grafton home invasion. Man, 36, charged.
Break and enter to the South Grafton home of crash victim Aaron Daniels.
Saturday, December 5
Pervert on Dump Beach in Yamba. Woman and son flashed.
Friday, December 11
Joshua Jones and Tom Ebeling attacked by a group of youths in Prince Street, Grafton. One lost a row of teeth and the other suffered extensive bruising and damage to his eye as a result of the brutal attack.
Police allegedly bitten and punched by a 30-year-old man. He faces assault charges.
Sunday, December 13
Five Grafton businesses broken into, four of them near each other in Prince Street.
Car stolen from Powell Street, Grafton.