Lismore man arrested three times in one day
POLICE from Richmond Local Area Command were kept busy on Tuesday arresting the same 40-year-old Lismore man on three separate occasions.
Police said around 7.30am they were called to a house on Dalley Street where they allege the man threatened the occupants, smashed a window and embedded a rock into the exterior of the house.
He was arrested at 9.15am, taken to Lismore Police Station and was charged with two counts of Malicious Damage, and one count of Intimidation.
He was released on bail only to see police again at 1pm as he was allegedly rummaging through a solicitors car at the back of her Chambers on Molesworth Street.
The man was aggressive towards police so was arrested and taken back to the station.
Once at the station he was released without charge as the victim was unwilling to provide a statement.
At 3pm police allege he stole clothing from a store on Molesworth Street before breaking into a play centre on Carrington Street.
Upon attending the centre the owner discovered the front door open and the man inside.
A few minutes later the owner's friend walked past and could hear a commotion so went in to help his mate.
Lucky he did because he managed to restrain the man after he came at them with a chair.
There was some ducking and weaving before the 40-year-old was restrained by the witness.
Police arrived, arrested the man and found a brand new pair of jeans down his pants.
It was also revealed that the victim's motorbike bike had been damaged.
The man was was subsequently charged with Armed with intent to commit an indictable offence, Break and Enter, Malicious Damage, and Goods in Custody.
This time he was refused bail to attend Lismore Local Court.