Woman arrested; man wanted - Tweed/Byron PD

Monday, 24 October 2022 01:17:35 AM

A woman will face court today and man is wanted by police for alleged vehicle theft, drug and firearm offences in the state’s north.

About 9.30am yesterday (Sunday 23 October 2022), officers from the Tweed/Byron Police District attended a property on Doon Doon Road at Doon Doon – approximately 30km south of Murwillumbah - following reports of two people trespassing.

Police located a man and woman sleeping inside the premises.

As police were speaking with the 23-year-old woman the man allegedly ran to a nearby parked vehicle. When an officer attempted to remove the man from the vehicle he allegedly assaulted the constable before driving a short distance and becoming bogged.

The man has allegedly exited the vehicle and ran into nearby bushland.

During this time it will be alleged the woman has also ran from the scene.

A search of the vehicle and property by police allegedly located a firearm, ammunition and a small amount of drugs.

Inquiries also established that the vehicle had been reported stolen from a Queensland address late last month (September 2022).

At 11.45am the woman was arrested on a nearby property after a member of the public alerted police. She was taken to Tweed Heads Police Station and charged with enter prescribed premises of any person without lawful excuse and be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner.

The Queensland woman was refused bail to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court today (Monday 24 October 2022).

Police were later informed that the man allegedly stole a vehicle from another property on Don Doon Road after arming himself with an axe and approaching a 52-year-old man and stealing his vehicle. The vehicle owner attempted to stop the man driving off however he fell heavily to the road.

The man drove a short distance before becoming bogged, leaving the vehicle and running into nearby bushland.

The injured man was taken to Murwillumbah Hospital with a leg injury.

A number of items located and seized by police and will be forensically examined by specialist officers.

Inquiries are ongoing as police continue to search for the man who is known to them.