Police lay charges over property offences – Palmerston 28 September

Northern Territory Police have charged two youths in relation to property offences committed in Palmerston earlier this month.

At around 4:00am on 15 September, two 15-year-old males allegedly unlawfully entered a service station in Roseberry before stealing a number of small items.

On the morning of 27 September, one of the 15-year-olds, along with a 17-year-old male allegedly attempted to unlawfully enter a property in Bakewell while in possession of an edged weapon.

The 15-year-old was apprehended by police a short time later and was charged by Strike Force Trident detectives with:

  • Unlawful entry – building
  • Damage to property
  • Stealing
  • Unlawfully possess property
  • Possess controlled weapon at night
  • Possess controlled weapon
  • Trespass on premises
  • Serious breach of bail

He was remanded to appear in court today.

Strike Force Trident detectives executed a search on a residence in Bakewell and subsequently arrested the other 15-year-old and 17-year-old youths.

The 17-year-old was charged with:

  • Damage to property
  • Trespass on premises
  • Possess controlled weapon at night

He was granted bail to appear in court on 1 October 2021.

The 15-year-old will be dealt with under the provisions of the Youth Justice Act 2005.

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