CRIME WATCH: Forgetful dog owner to face court
A: SOUTH GRAFTON
About 2.30am on April 8, police were proactively patrolling the South Grafton area when they observed a 32-year-old South Grafton male riding a pushbike. Police stopped the male, and conducted a check on him via the police radio. This check revealed that the male had an outstanding revocation of parole warrant. He was arrested and conveyed to Grafton Police Station where the warrant was executed. The male will remain in custody to serve his outstanding sentence in excess of six months.
B: SOUTH GRAFTON
On April 8, a 27-year-old Glen Innes male attended the address of his heavily pregnant ex-partner, who has an apprehended violence order against him. The male attempted to speak to the victim, who became concerned for her safety and called police. Police attended soon after and spoke to the victim. The victim showed police a towel that had been laid underneath her residence that appeared as if the male had been sleeping there. On April 9, police attended the Grafton Base Hospital and located the male. He was arrested and later charged with 2 x contravene prohibition/restriction in AVO. He appeared at Grafton Local Court on April 11 where he was sentenced to nine months imprisonment with a non-parole period of six months.
On January 19, police received numerous complaints in relation to a small dog that appeared in distress, which had been locked in a vehicle at the Grafton City Library. At the time the outside temperature was in excess of 30 degrees celsius and the dog was observed to have no food or water. Police attended and requested the assistance of the NRMA to remove the dog from the vehicle. The dog was removed and taken to a vet who concluded that the dog was suffering from heat stress. The owner, a 56-year-old Grafton man, was spoken to and appeared remorseful. On January 21, the same dog was again located left in a vehicle with no food or water. On this day the temperature was recorded as being no less than 27 degrees celsius. The owner was located and spoken to.
On this occasion the dog appeared to be hot to touch, its nose was dry; however, other than that was in good visible health.
The owner was later issued a future court attendance notice for the offences of commit an act of cruelty upon an animal and fail to provide proper and sufficient drink to animal. He will next appear before Grafton Local Court on May 23.
D: SOUTH GRAFTON
About 12.40am on April 11, a gold Holden Commodore sedan was seen by police to travel east on Cambridge St at South Grafton.
Police stopped the motor vehicle and spoke to the driver, a 29-year-old South Grafton male who supplied his details. Subsequent inquiries revealed the existence of a first instance warrant for his arrest.
The male was placed under arrest and conveyed to Grafton Police Station where the warrant was executed.
He will next appear before Grafton Local Court on May 26.