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Teens arrested after alleged stolen car crash over the border

Two teenagers have been arrested following a wild joyride which ended in chaos across the border this morning.

Emergency crews were called to the Pacific Motorway at Chinderah around 11.00am AEDT on Friday, following reports an alleged stolen car had crashed.

Upon arrival, they found the luxury vehicle had rolled a number of times before landing on its roof.

Two young males were taken to Tweed Hospital, where they remain under police guard.

Investigations into the incident are continuing.

Teen charged with 17 offences over alleged crime spree in far north NSW

A TEENAGE boy has been charged, accused of playing a role in a major crime spree across far north New South Wales.

A taskforce was set up earlier this month to look into a string of home and vehicle break ins and fraud offences that occurred across the Kingscliff and Casuarina areas in the early hours of March 24 and 25 last year.

It’s understood property was taken from the homes. Two Audi motor vehicles and a LandCruiser were also stolen.

Operation Marauder has already seen 20 people charged with more than 70 offences.

On Wednesday, a 17-year-old male attended Tweed Heads Police Station with his guardian and he was arrested a charged with 77 offences. They include two counts each of enter dwelling with intent-steal, steal motor vehicle, larceny, drive conveyance taken without consent of owner and dispose property stolen outside NSW.

He was also charged with three counts each of be carried in conveyance taken without consent and driver never held licence. He also faces one count of fraud.

He has been refused bail and will appear in a children’s court at Tweed Heads today.

Man allegedly threatened neighbour with pistol over street parking

A man’s been charged after allegedly threatening a neighbour with a pistol in Bilambil Heights yesterday.

Police were called to an address along Tweed Street around 2.00pm on Saturday, after a 39-year-old woman reported receiving threatening texts from her neighbour regarding street parking.

Police will allege that her 46-year-old male neighbour drove past around 4.30pm, and allegedly pointed a pistol at her through the window.

Officers then approached the man and removed him and another woman from the vehicle, before finding two replica flintlock pistols in the car.

The pair were arrested at the scene and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station.

The man was charged with use carriage service to menace/harass/offend, armed with intent commit indictable offence, possess unauthorised pistol, and stalk/intimidate intend fear physical etc harm.

He fronted court yesterday where he was granted conditional bail to reappear at the same court on Wednesday.

The woman was released without charge.

Multiple schools closed due to flooding in Tweed, Gold Coast

LATEST @ 11.30 AM | Coombabah State School is the latest education facility on the Gold Coast to close this morning due to the wild weather.

The school sent out a message to parents a short time ago, informing them of the development.

“We have been advised that due to localised flooding our school will be closing. Please collect your child/children if possible,” the school said in a post on Facebook.

Biggera Waters State School, Pacific Pines State High School and Pimpama State School on the northern Gold Coast are also among several schools who have closed their doors today due to localised flooding.

“Pimpama Parents & Carers please collect your child/ren from school as soon and as safely as you can. There is only one access open along Rifle Range Road,” Pimpama State School said in a post on Facebook.

FULL LIST OF CLOSED SCHOOLS ON GOLD COAST / TWEED:

  • Coombabah State School
  • Pacific Pines State High School
  • Biggera Waters State School
  • Pimpama State School
  • Kings Christian College Pimpama
  • Norfolk Village State School
  • Tallebudgera State School
  • Currumbin Valley State School
  • Tweed River High School
  • Mount St Patrick College Murwillumbah
  • Pacific Coast Christian School

EARLIER @ 6.45 AM : A number of schools have closed their doors to staff and students today, due to the heavy rainfall.

Tallebudgera State School is closed this morning, due to flooding in the area.

Tweed River High School is closed, with a number of roads blocked near the school this morning.

A school representative says the school is non-operational today, and is urging staff and students not to come in.

Mount St Patrick College Murwillumbah has also closed its doors, due to the flooding as well.

Texts have been sent out to parents at both schools.

Meantime, the Bureau of Meteorology has issued a minor to moderate flood warning for the Tweed River, with areas around Tumbulgum and Chinderah of particular concern.

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Flood warning issued for Tweed River

A flood warning has been issued for the Tweed River, as heavy rain continues lashing the region.

The Bureau says a minor to moderate flood warning is in place, with areas around Tumbulgum and Chinderah of particular concern.

“Moderate flooding may occur along the Tweed River at Tumbulgum.

“The Tweed River at Tumbulgum is likely to reach the moderate flood level (1.80 m) early Thursday afternoon.

“The Tweed River at Chinderah (Barneys Point) is likely to reach the minor flood level (1.30 metres) around 01:00 pm Thursday with the high tides,” the warning reads.

The following safety advice has also been issued for those in the area.

In life threatening emergencies, call 000 (triple zero) immediately. If you require rescue, assistance to evacuate or other emergency help, ring NSW SES on 132 500.

– Avoid drowning. Stay out of rising water, seek refuge in the highest available place.
– Prevent damage to your vehicle. Move it under cover, away from areas likely to flood.
– Avoid being swept away. Stay out of fast-flowing creeks and storm drains.
– Never drive, ride or walk through flood water. Flood water can be deceptive and dangerous.

For the latest information regarding warnings, click here.