Two more arrested in Casino

POLICE at Casino have arrested a man over a triple stabbing in the town and a fifth teenager allegedly involved in a string of violent robberies on the weekend.

Paul Anderson, 38, of Casino, was arrested on Tuesday night for his alleged role in a triple stabbing at a Small St unit block on September 15.

Anderson and another man, 39, are alleged to have visited the home of a 59-year-old man at 7.30pm.

Shortly after, police allege an incident ensued and all three men ended up with stab wounds.

They were all taken to Lismore Base Hospital for treatment.

After what Richmond Local Area Command crime manager Acting Inspector Matt Kehoe confirmed was a complicated investigation, Anderson was charged with reckless wounding and aggravated break and enter.

"It relied on a great deal of forensic evidence and you had different versions from all the parties and some of the witnesses involved," he said.

"The offender did receive some injuries during the incident, along with a victim and a third party was involved.

"The parties were known to each other and the 38-year-old was attending another person's unit."

Anderson was granted conditional bail in Lismore Local Court yesterday and the matter was adjourned until November 22.

Earlier on Tuesday night, a 17-year-old Casino boy was arrested in Tabulam in connection with a 12-hour crime spree across Casino on the weekend.

Between Saturday night and Sunday morning, eight homes in Casino were broken into and property stolen, including a shotgun and rifle from a firearm safe.

In one Acacia Ave home, an 82-year-old man was punched and had a chair thrown at him after he awoke to find thieves in his home.

In another residence, in Rosewood Ave, a 52-year-old woman was threatened with a samurai sword.

Insp Kehoe alleged police recovered the stolen shotgun when they arrested the 17-year-old in Tabulam on Tuesday.

The arrest followed the arrests of four boys aged 13-17 on Monday over the break and enters.



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