Mail box attack sparks inquiry

A MAIL box attack using a cluster of sparklers is being investigated by police.

The offence, which took place on a Fairway Dve address, was reported on Friday and believed to have happened sometime between Thursday night and 6.30am Friday.

Police say the victim found a parcel with yellow tape at the bottom of the letter box, but didn’t hear or see anything. The mail box was burnt out but not destroyed.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Warwick police 4660 4444.

Two people were charged with alcohol-related offences at the weekend.

A 41-year-old Lismore male was arrested along Dragon St early Friday morning and charged with being drunk in a public place.

Police drunk-diverted an underage drinker when he was caught at East St. The 17-year-old Glengallan male was not charged.

In other weekend crime news, Big W was the target of two shoplifting offences.

At 10.45am Saturday, a man was caught trying to steal ink cartridges.

The 49-year-old Warwick male was approached by security officers, where the property was found in his jeans pockets.

Police are still investigating a second shoplifting offence at the store, where a male attempted to steal a digital set-top box, Wii controller and a children’s game.

CCTV footage is being used in the investigation, which took place at 3.20pm Saturday.

A Kawana Downs man was given a notice to appear after being caught driving an unregistered and unlicensed car.

The 47-year-old was caught on Alexandra Dve in the vehicle, a 1995 Saab.

Early Sunday morning, a 24-year-old man was charged with common assault after punching a male.

The Roma resident is believed to have punched the victim in the left temple when he was asked to leave a Palmerin St premises.

The victim did not require medical treatment.

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