From two Darwin shooters summoned to court for allegedly killing 30 cattle station horses, to an arsonist wanted for burning the NT Oriental Emporium, police makes arrests in Alice after motor bike rider hit by an allegedly stolen car, and alleged Hells Angels motor cycle gang associates arrested over unlicensed weapons, ammunition, and drugs. This is what the NT Independent reported on in cops, crimes, and court over the past week. Read them all here:
Two shooters will face court for allegedly shooting 30 horses on Killarney Station in the Victoria River District last month, NT Police said.
Police media manager Rob Cross said a 38-year-old man, and a 40-year-old man, both from Darwin, will face Katherine Local Court on November 9 for property offences and animal cruelty offences under the Animal Welfare Act.
Under the Animal Welfare Act 1999 in the Northern Territory, the men face a fine of up to $30,600, or two year in jail.
A motorbike rider is in a critical condition in an Adelaide hospital after allegedly being hit by a stolen vehicle occupied by a group of four youths and a 19-year-old man, who were located using a drone and CCTV, and caught using tyre spikes in Alice Springs on Thursday night, NT Police said.
Initial investigations found the vehicle had run a red light on the Stuart Hwy and collided with a motorbike travelling west on Stott Terrace towards Larapinta Drive just after 10pm, NT Police media manager Rob Cross said.
A man will face court after Northern Territory Police allegedly found him with several bottles of rum, bourbon, and a trafficable amount of cannabis believed to be destined for a remote Aboriginal community.
Senior Sergeant David Young said the substances were found after police searched the 44-year-old man’s vehicle on the Arnhem Highway on Thursday night.
Two alleged Hells Angels motorcycle gang associates have been arrested, with raids leading to alleged seizures of unlicensed weapons and ammunition, as well as drugs, NT Police have said.
Police media manager Rob Cross said in a statement on Thursday, working as part of National Task Force Morpheus, NT Drugs and Organised Crime Division members executed warrants at multiple Darwin rural area properties on Wednesday.
He alleged they found a variety of unlicensed weapons, ammunition and drugs but gave not further details.
Seven youths from nine-years old to 16-years old, were allegedly in a stolen car involved in a police chase in Alice Springs that ended in the car being stopped with tyre spikes, NT Police have said.
NT Police media manager Rob Cross said in a statement that on Tuesday a 2016 black Ford Everest and a wallet were stolen during an early morning break-in of a home in Alice Springs’ East Side.
Man steals $400 couch from op-shop with removalist’s trolley: police
Police are looking for a man they allege used a removalist’s trolley to steal a near new couch worth $400 from the St Vincent De Paul Society op-shop in Stuart Park.
Constable Emma Lacey said in a statement, that on October 2, a man went into the Westralia St shop and looked around briefly, before leaving, only to come back soon after with a removalist’s trolley.
Northern Territory Police have charged a man with recklessly endangering life over an alleged assault of his partner in their Palmerston house on the weekend.
Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Warren Scott said the 40-year-old was also charged with aggravated assault, strangling in a domestic relationship, and failure to rescue in the alleged attack of his 32-year-old female partner in Woodroffe.
A Darwin manager of electronics chain The Good Guys has been sentenced to one–year house arrest at his mother’s residence after he was caught stealing more than $55,000 from his place of employment.
During a six-month period across 2018 and 2019, Rodney Easy, 45, falsified a number of transactions and siphoned refunds into his bank account for goods which had not been returned.
Northern Territory Police have arrested two people and say it had put a “significant dent” in drug supply to the surrounding remote communities of Tennant Creek where more than 560 grams of cannabis was allegedly found.
Sergeant Marek Hutchinson-Goncz said the drugs were believed to be packaged and ready to be trafficked into remote communities across the Barkly region.
A Katherine man will spend 18 months in jail for two assaults against women – including one where he smashed a rum bottle over a victim, cutting her severely, before dragging her by the hair and repeatedly kicking her – with the court having heard details of seven previous convictions against him for aggravated assaults against separate women across seven years.
The appetite for child exploitation material is increasing alarmingly, the Australian Federal Police have said, after a teenager from the Central Desert and a man from near Katherine were charged with possessing child abuse material.
AFP Northern Command Detective Superintendent Paula Hudson said in a statement, electronic gadgets and online accounts that allegedly contained child abuse material were discovered when the AFP and NT police raided his house under a search warrant last Tuesday.
Police are asking the public to help them find a person caught on CCTV who appeared to have lit the NT Oriental Emporium in Coconut Grove on fire last week.
NT Police media manager Rob Cross said in a statement CCTV images from a nearby business appeared to show a person lighting a fire in the early hours of Thursday morning which extensively damaged the business and destroyed stock.
Police alleged a cash and cigarettes thief who was grabbed by the resident of a house during a break-in, broke free before attacking the man with a rake in the back yard, then jumped the fence but returned later with a length of wood and attempted to bash him again.
NT Police media manager Rob Cross said that about 3:45am on Sunday, two unknown offenders broke Blain Street, Tennant Creek home, and began searching it before they were disturbed by a male resident.
Police are calling for information about an assault on a woman which put her in hospital with serious injuries, but they did not say when and exactly where it happened or give a description of the alleged offender.
Northern Territory Police media manager Rob Cross said in a statement on Monday night, the 32-year-old woman was assaulted in her Woodroffe house on the weekend and was still in Royal Darwin Hospital with serious injuries.
A Galiwinku man who viciously beat his partner with a rake and a spear-throwing device in front of their children, and threw a bike on her while she lay defenceless on the ground has narrowly avoided jail.
Joseph Burarrwanga, 27, was facing a maximum sentence of five years imprisonment as his case was heard in the NT Supreme Court this month, more than a year after the incidents which spanned 2019.