Shocking break and enter during busy long weekend for police


TWEED POLICE have had an extremely busy Australia Day long weekend with a shocking break and enter, violent altercation with officers and drug charges – to name a few.

Police alleged that four men, armed with tasers, a hammer and an axe, broke into a Tweed Heads home at about 12.30am on Saturday, January 27.

Police said the men included a 23-year-old from Tweed Heads South, a 23-year-old from Bilambil Heights, a 21-year-old from Banora Point and a 32-year-old man from Banora Point.

“The men allegedly broke into the home and assaulted the occupants,” Police said.

Police said that during the incident the two of the home invaders, aged 23, suffered wounds to their legs after police found glass windows had been smashed.

Police alleged that all four men had driven in one car to The Tweed Hospital where police officers happened to be at the time attending to another matter.

The four men were arrested and charged with two counts of possessing a prohibited weapon, possessing a knife, affray, aggravated break and enter and committing serious indictable offence and armed with intent to commit an offence.

All four were refused bail and will appear before Tweed Heads Local Court on January 29.

Man charged with assaulting police and resisting arrest

A TWEED Police officer was punched in the face following a violent altercation inside a licensed venue at Tweed Heads West at 11.30am on Friday, January 26.

Police alleged that a 26-year-old Banora Point man was inside the licensed venue when he allegedly punched another man in the face.

Police arrived and began an investigation into the altercation and a short time later the man was located nearby.

Police said they advised the man that he was under arrest and it is alleged he punched a male Senior Constable in the face.

A wrestle ensued before the man was restrained by officers. The man was charged with assault, assaulting police and resisting arrest. He was bailed to appear before Tweed Heads Local Court on Monday, February 19.

Man on drugs parks in police spot and gets nabbed

A 40-YEAR-OLD male from Kynnumboon made the wrong choice of carpark on Friday, January 26, selecting the cop’s parking bay outside Tweed Heads Police Station.

The man parked his car in a police only parking spot when officers approached to assess the situation.

Police officers questioned that man and suspected he was under the influence of drugs.

Police searched the car and allegedly found a bag containing methamphetamine.

The male was charged with possess prohibited drug and drive under the influence of prohibited drugs and bailed refused to appear before Tweed Heads Local Court on Monday, January 29.

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