CRIME TIME: Golf cart joyride ends with 16-year-old charged
A: SOUTH GRAFTON, FEBRUARY 18:
A number of young person's including a 16 year old Grafton male attended Grafton Golf Club where they forced entry to the building and stole three golf carts. The 16 year old male and others drove the carts to Coutts Crossing Soccer Club Canteen where they gained entry and stole a number of items. The male and others then drove back towards South Grafton and dumped the golf carts. The 16 year old male was identified by witnesses. Police later charged the 16 year old male with be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner. He will next appear at Grafton Children's Court on May 12, 2016.
B: SOUTH GRAFTON, MARCH 3:
Police were conducting proactive patrols in the South Grafton area when a vehicle being driven by a 33 year old South Grafton male was stopped for the purpose of a random breath test. The male was asked to produce his licence however was unable to do so. When questioned the male admitted that he did not have a current licence. Checks were conducted which revealed that the male was disqualified from driving. He was later charged and will next appear before Grafton Local Court on April 18, 2016.
C: GRAFTON, MARCH 5:
Sometime between late January 2016 and early February 2016 a victim lost her Commonwealth key card. A 44 year old Grafton female has located the victim's card and proceeded to fraudulently use it a number of times in the Grafton and Yamba townships. The victim was alerted to this by The Commonwealth Bank and reported the matter to Police. Police obtained CCTV footage from all incidents and identified the female. The female was later contacted and attended Grafton Police Station to hand herself in. The female was later charged with seven dishonestly obtain property by deception charges. She will next appear at Grafton Local Court on the April 18, 2016.
D. GRAFTON, MARCH 6:
Police were proactively patrolling the Grafton township when they observed a vehicle which appeared to be driving around with no purpose. Police stopped the vehicle and an 18 year old Grafton male was spoken to. The male was subject to a roadside breath test which returned a positive reading. The male was placed under arrest and conveyed to Grafton where a breath analysis was conducted which also returned a positive reading. The male was charged with drive with middle range PCA. He will next appear at Grafton Local Court on April 4, 2016.
E. GRAFTON, MARCH 9:
A 16 year old male and his mother became involved in an argument outside Grafton Local Court. The 16 year old male has then assaulted his mother by grabbing her arms and shoulder. A male family friend went to the assistance of the victim and stepped between the 16 year old male and his mother. The 16 year old has pushed the male victim backwards and onto the bonnet of a car. The 16 year old male then grabbed the male victim around the neck and squeezed hard. This caused the victim to have difficulty breathing. The commotion was witnessed by several people, including court staff who have activated a duress alarm. Police attended and intervened. The 16 year old male was arrested and later charged with affray and common assault. He will next appear at Grafton Children's Court on the March 14, 2016.