Teen arrested, 11-year-old put into care after alleged assault and rock throwing

by | Aug 19, 2020 | Cops | 1 comment

An 11-year-old boy and a 14-year-old – the second who allegedly spat in the face of an officer – were arrested after they were allegedly caught on a vandalism spree that included violence, as well as car damage and rock throwing at the polling booth in Casuarina Library Tuesday afternoon, NT Police said.

NT Police spokesman Rob Cross said that about 5:30pm, police were told of a group of youths damaging cars and throwing rocks in the area at the Casuarina Library.

He said a number of them were seen running off, with three cars and one scooter having been damaged.

A 57-year-old man was allegedly assaulted by the 14-year-old, a police statement said, but he was not seriously injured.

Mr Cross said the teen was arrested at the scene and allegedly spat in the face of an officer. The teenager faces multiple charges in court today including three counts of criminal damage, disorderly behaviour in public place, engaging in violent conduct, aggravated assault, and assaulting a member of the police force.

Meanwhile, the 11-year-old was let go and left in the care of a responsible adult, authorities say.

Police are investigating and want witnesses and anyone with information to phone police on to 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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