Highway Patrol Police from Ballina have arrested a 20-year-old Ballina man, charging him with several traffic offences.

Police will allege the male, who is disqualified until late 2012, was seen driving a 1984 Honda at 3.40pm on Wednesday afternoon near the intersection of River and Tweed streets, Ballina.

At the time he had plates calculated to deceive attached to the unregistered vehicle.

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Offenders have stolen a 2005 orange KTM motorcycle valued over $3000 from Clarence Street, Ballina, between 8.30am and 4.15pm on Wednesday.

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Police send out a warning to business houses to be vigilant with the handling of currency following a counterfeit $50 note being tendered at a Lismore business between 3pm and 5.30pm on Tuesday afternoon.