Byron Bay Police have charged two adults and a youth, all from Suffolk Park, in relation to a series of property-related crimes which occurred in the area over the recent Easter weekend.
Between 20 and 22 March a number of premises in the Byron Bay area were broken into and property valued around $50,000 was stolen, along with the keys to two luxury BMW four-wheel-drives worth around $230,000 dollars.
These cars were in turn stolen and later recovered extensively damaged after being driven off a cliff into a local quarry.
Investigating police executed a warrant on a local premise and recovered some of the stolen property along with a prohibited extendable baton.
As a result, police arrested an 18-year-old man who was later charged with possessing a prohibited weapon.
The man was bailed to appear in the Byron Bay Local Court on 5 May 2008 to answer the charge.
A further arrest in relation to the incidents was made on 10 April and a 17-year-old male youth was subsequently charged with multiple counts of larceny, receiving stolen goods and possessing proceeds of crime.
He was bailed to appear in the Byron Bay Childrens Court on 5 May this year.
A third arrest was made yesterday and a 20-year-old man was charged with multiple counts of theft of motor vehicle, breaking and entering, larceny, receiving stolen goods and dealing with proceeds of crime.
This man was granted bail and will face the Byron Bay Local Court on 24 April.