Cops, crime, and court this week

by | Dec 19, 2020 | Cops | 1 comment

From a man struck to the head multiple times by a group who bumped his vehicle in Mitchell St, to a driver narrowly escaping a brutal triple crash, to a child ferociously bitten in the face by a dog; this is what the NT Independent reported on cops, crime, and court over the past week. Read them all here:

Driver survives after vehicle collides head-on with road train, drops off overpass

A man has narrowly escaped a triple crash with his life after his vehicle crashed into a guard rail, smashed head-on with a road train, and fell off an overpass, NT police has said.

A Mitsubishi Pajero was heading northbound about 20kms south of Adelaide River on the Stuart Highway, around 5:45 pm on Wednesday, when the driver lost control of his vehicle, NT Police Watch Commander Acting Senior Sergeant Tony Bennett said.

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Zachary Rolfe murder trial moved to Darwin, set for July

The murder trial of police Constable Zachary Rolfe will be heard in Darwin – not Alice Springs – after a Supreme Court judge approved a defence application to relocate the trial.

Acting justice Dean Mildren made the announcement Thursday morning but has reserved releasing the reasons for the decision until the trial is over.

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‘Quite a nasty bite to the face’: Child hospitalised after dog attack in Tennant Creek

An eight-year-old Tennant Creek child has been ferociously attacked and bitten in the face by a dog, St John Ambulance said.

NT Operations Manager Craig Garraway said paramedics responded to the incident around 7:10pm on Tuesday evening.

The blood-soaked child was rushed to the Tennant Creek Hospital to seek treatment, Mr Garraway told ABC Radio Darwin on Wednesday.

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Police investigating bizarre robbery in CBD that sent man to hospital with head injuries

Police are attempting to track down the assailants of a 37-year-old man in Mitchell St overnight who was hospitalised after sustaining lacerations to the head following an attack by a group of young men who bumped his vehicle, NT police said.

Around 10pm Tuesday night, the victim was driving his vehicle along Peel St towards the Esplanade when he was nudged from behind by a silver vehicle with several young men onboard, Commander Andrew Heath said Wednesday morning.

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Police looking for people using counterfeit cash in Alice Springs

NT Police has released images from a CCTV footage of two men and a woman it says used counterfeit $100 notes in Alice Springs.

Police media manager Rob Cross said they are investigating three separate incidents where bogus $100 notes have been used or “attempted to be used” to purchase things in Alice Springs supermarkets.

He said a man allegedly used a counterfeit $100 note to buy cigarettes at a Larapinta supermarket in Larapinta on Friday at around 10am.

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Suspicious house and car fires in Alice under investigation

Two vehicles and a house in Alice Springs have been ravaged by fires which are believed to be deliberately lit, according to NT fire investigators.

Northern Territory Fire and Rescue Services acting senior station officer Matt Wilson said firies responded to two reports of vehicle fires at Little Flower Court on Monday afternoon.

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Man hit in head from behind with scooter, then kicked in head while unconscious: police

A man was allegedly hit in the head from behind with a scooter outside a pizza joint by one youth, then kicked in the head while he was unconscious on the ground by another, police have said, which reportedly left him with a fractured skull.

NT Police Southern Watch Commander Senior Sergeant Adrian Kidney said CCTV footage showed the injured 34-year-old man had been in an argument with two young people outside Roberto’s Pizza in Todd St before the alleged assault about 11.30pm Sunday.

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