Northern Suburbs Youth Operation

Northern Territory Police have concluded their operation targeting youth crime and antisocial behaviour in Darwin’s northern suburbs.

Recently, NT Police responded to a sudden surge in youth criminal activity in the area by increasing foot patrols, with the Mounted Unit and the Dog Operations deployed in hotspot areas.

During the operation members attended multiple incidents around Casuarina and Karama.

Casuarina:

  • 78 x Antisocial behaviour
  • 30 x Property offences
  • 13 x Assaults
  • 24 x Youths conveyed home, 49 moved on
  • 72 x Adults moved on

Karama:

  • 26 x Antisocial behaviour
  • 18 x Property offences
  • 7 x Assaults
  • 21 x Youths conveyed home, 5 moved on
  • 19 x Adults moved on

Overall, the breakdown of police actions against youths were:

  • 4 x Diversion considerations for assault
  • 15 x Diversion considerations for stealing
  • 1 x Diversion considerations for armed in public place
  • 1 x Summons for assault
  • 3 x Arrests for assault

Overall, the breakdown of police actions against adults were:

  • 21 year-old – Assault with intent to steal – court date 17/5/2021
  • 44 year-old – Assault – court case complete
  • 49 year-old – Assault – failed to appear and warrant issued
  • 48 year-old – Assault – Summons
  • 44 year-old – Assault – Summons
  • 21 year-old – Assault – court date 19/4/2021
  • 23 year-old – Armed in public place and violent conduct – court date 17/5/2021
  • 34 year-old ­­ – Armed in public place and violent conduct – court case complete
  • 36 year-old – Stealing – court case complete
  • 45 year-old – Breach DVO – court date 26/5/2021
  • 20 year-old – Breach orders
  • 40 year-old – Breach bail – court date 17/5/2021
  • 20 year-old – Property offences – court date 22/4/2021
  • 43 year-old – Property offences – court case complete
  • 2 x adult dv application arrests
  • 7 x warrant arrests

There are several matters still under investigation.

Members from Strike Force Trident contributed the following actions over the operations time period:

  • 33 x Arrests
  • 5 x Summons
  • 11 x Diversions
  • 7 x Warrants
  • 4 x Breach bail conditions youth

Of these actions, 38 related to property offences and 33 can be attributed to youth.

Superintendent Sean Parnell said, “This was an extensive operation that had an immediate positive effect. The public can rest assured that when police observe problem areas in our community, we will respond quickly to ensure the safety of everyone. The public support for this operation was greatly appreciated by the Police Force. I would like to thank all members involved in this operation, their hard work cannot be emphasised enough.”

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