Detective Inspector Darren Jameson in coffs harbour mall for Hour Power campaignePhoto Trevor Veale / Coffs Coast Advocate
Detective Inspector Darren Jameson in coffs harbour mall for Hour Power campaignePhoto Trevor Veale / Coffs Coast Advocate Trevor Veale

CRIME WATCH: Driver points firearm in highway horror

A. Ulmarra

ON March 27, a 41-year-old North Lambton man consumed a number of alcoholic drinks, causing him to become intoxicated. The male was picked up by family members and taken to an Ulmarra address where he became involved in an argument with another male at the residence. The 41-year-old male approached the victim and headbutted him causing the victim's nose to break and bleed. The two males then wrestled for a short period of time where a number of punches were thrown by both males. Police were called and located the 41-year-old male walking away from the residence. He was arrested and later charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

He will next appear before Grafton Local Court on April 18.

B. Junction Hill

On March 27, police attended a Junction Hill address and spoke to a 31-year-old female who resides there. The 31-year-old allowed police into her yard where a cannabis plant about 150 centimetres tall was seen to be growing in a large green pot. The female admitted to police that she had been tending to the plant to ensure its growth. She was later issued a court attendance for the offence of cultivate prohibited drug. She will next appear before Grafton Local Court on May 16.

C. South Grafton

On February 17, a number of young persons attended Grafton Mall located on King Street, Grafton. A 14-year-old South Grafton male forced entry to the Coles Supermarket where he and the other young persons stole a number of items before leaving. In the early hours of the morning the South Grafton male re-attended the Coles Supermarket on his own and stole further items.

The total property value of items stolen totalled $1778. On March 4, the male attended Grafton Police Station where he was interviewed. He denied the allegation and was later issued a future court attendance notice for the offence of agg break and enter and commit serious indictable offence and goods in personal custody suspected being stolen. He will next appear before Grafton Children's Court on April 14.

D. South Grafton

On March 31, police received a number of complaints from members of the public in relation to a NT-registered vehicle travelling south on the Pacific Highway at Iluka. The male driver was throwing objects out of the vehicle and had allegedly produced a firearm which he pointed out the window at passing vehicles. Police stopped the vehicle in South Grafton, and the 39-year-old Victorian driver exited the car wielding a knife. He was called upon to drop the knife and did so. During a search of the vehicle a mobile eftpos machine was located. A check on the vehicle revealed that its registration was expired. The male was arrested and later charged with goods in personal custody suspected being stolen, use unregistered registrable class A motor vehicle, use uninsured motor vehicle and wield knife in a public place. He appeared at Grafton Local Court on March 31 where he was sentenced to six months imprisonment which was suspended with him entering into a bond.

E. South Grafton

On April 4, a 45-year-old South Grafton male became involved in an argument with his ex-partner who has an apprehended violence order against him.

The male was asked to leave and began packing his belongings. The male has then picked up a glass ashtray and thrown it at a fish tank, causing it to smash and water to spill out onto the floor. Police were called and attended soon after. The male was arrested and later charged with destroy or damage property and contravene prohibition/restriction in AVO. He will next appear before Grafton Local Court on May 2.



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