CRIME WATCH: 14yo Grafton Show thief found with knife
A: SOUTH GRAFTON
About 3.30am on April 15, police stopped a silver Nissan sedan in Iolanthe St, South Grafton.
The driver, a 19-year-old Ramornie male, was recognised by police who had reasonable cause to search him. During the search police located two clear resealable plastic bags with a white crystallised substance in them and a small concealed bladed knife. The male was later charged with possess prohibited drug and custody of knife in public place - first offence. He will next appear before Grafton Local Court on June 6.
About 10.30am on April 16, a 20-year-old Grafton male attended his partner's address in Fitzroy Street, Grafton. The male banged on the front door and became involved in an argument with his partner. During the argument the male grabbed his partner's arms and wrestled with her. During the wrestle, the male punched his partner on the left side of her face. As he was leaving he also punched the hood twice, causing two holes. The victim contacted police who arrived soon after. The male was arrested and charged with common assault and malicious damage. Checks revealed that he was also in breach of his bail. He will next appear before Grafton Local Court on July 6.
About 5.10pm on April 16, a 14-year-old male was witnessed placing a number of stolen shirts into a backpack at the Grafton Show. Police were called and located the young male. The male and his backpack were searched and police located five basketball-style shirts and a hooded jumper. All of these items of clothing still had the tags attached. Police also located a folding knife with the blade length of eight centimetres. The male was arrested and later charged with larceny value <=$2000, goods in personal custody suspected being stolen and custody of knife in public place - first offence. He will next appear before Grafton Local Court on June 16.
D: SOUTH GRAFTON
About 7.30pm on April 15, a 17-year-old male became involved in an argument with another young male over a dog. The 17-year-old male has "shaped up" to the other male and then punched him in the face. This caused the other male's nose to bleed. The 17-year-old male was restrained by witnesses who also contacted police.
The victim was conveyed to hospital by ambulance. Police attended the hospital where they learnt that the victim had suffered a fractured nose.
The 17-year-old male was later arrested and charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm. He will next appear before Grafton Children's Court on May 11.
E: SOUTH GRAFTON
About 2am on April 19, police stopped a 23-year-old male driving a red Holden Commodore in South Grafton for the purpose of conducting a random breath test. The male was recognised by police who had reasonable cause to search him. The male exited the vehicle, and a clear resealable plastic bag containing a tablet was seen to be sitting on the driver's seat. The male made admissions that the tablet was his and a prohibited drug. He was later charged with possess prohibited drug. He will next appear before Grafton Local Court on May 9.
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