Crime Stoppers

Youths Charged – Unlawful Entries – Alice Springs

Tuesday 09-May-2017 12:23

Members from Strike Force Winx have charged four youths in relation to a series of property crimes in Alice Springs.

Detective Acting Superintendent Peter Dash said the offenders were allegedly involved in numerous unlawful entries and the unlawful use of motor vehicles over the weekend.

“Strike Force Winx members have arrested a 14-year-old female and three males aged 14, 15 and 16,” he said.

“The youths were involved in four ram raids in the CBD, Whittaker Street, North Side and Sadadeen involved stolen vehicles.

“One of the youths, who was on a suspended sentence of detention, absconded from a rehabilitation program in Alice Springs on 24 April.

“Another male, aged 14, who also absconded from rehabilitation program, is in custody and is currently assisting Police with their enquiries.

A 16-year-old male was charged with:

  • Aggravated unlawful use of motor vehicle
  • Unlawful entry – building
  • Damage to property

A 14-year-old male was charged with:

  • Unlawful entry – building (x6)
  • Aggravated unlawful use of motor vehicle (x2)
  • Stealing (x4)
  • Damage to property (x6)
  • Attempt unlawful entry
  • Trespass
  • Possess of dangerous drug
  • Warrant of apprehension executed

A 14-year-old female was charged with:

  • Aggravated unlawful use of motor vehicle (x2)
  • Drive unlicensed (x2)
  • Damage to property
  • Stealing
  • Unlawful entry – building

They are due to appear in the Alice Springs Youth Court today.

A 15-year-old male was released for youth diversion.

“Police would like to thank the public for their assistance in identifying the offenders,” said Detective Acting Superintendent Dash.

“Strike Force Winx will continue to target those that choose to engage in these sorts of activities and we will continue to work with the community and stakeholders to reduce youth and property crime in Alice Springs.”