Crime Stoppers

Arrests - Crime Series - Tennant Creek

Monday 03-Sep-2018 17:02

Tennant Creek Police have arrested three male youths, aged 13, 14, and 15, and an 18-year-old male following a number of incidents over the weekend.

Around 11:00 pm on Saturday 1 September police received a report of an alleged aggravated assault at a service station.

Police believe the 18-year-old male and 13-year-old male entered the service station and stole property from the location. A store employee witnessed this occurring and as a result locked the store doors.

The 13-year-old male was able to flee the store while the 18-year-old remained locked inside the building. The 18-year-old is then alleged to have assaulted an employee by throwing cans of drink and punching him to the face.

Upon arrival police observed a large number of persons yelling in the bushland before decamping the area.

The 18-year-old male was arrested onsite and conveyed to the watch house.

He has been charged with:

• Assault worker

• Stealing

• Criminal damage


Police were then called to an unlawful entry at a bank around 1:30 am on Sunday morning. On arrival police caught sight of a suspect and gave chase. The suspect, a 14-year-old male, was apprehended by police. It is alleged the male then spat at police.

He was charged with:

• Damage to Property

• Unlawful Entry

• Assault Police


Approximately an hour later police received a report that a 13-year-old male was walking around with a stolen firearm. Police attended, arrested the youth, and recovered the .22 calibre firearm without incident.

Police believe the firearm was stolen by the 13-year-old and co-offenders during an unlawful entry around midnight.


The 13-year-old has been charged with:

• Stealing x 3

• Unlawful Entry x 3

• Possess Ammunition

• Possess / Use Firearm without a licence

• Recklessly Endanger Life

• Discharge Firearm

• Go Armed in Public


A 15-year-old has also been charged with:

• Possess / use Firearm

• Carry exposed Firearm in Public

• Go Armed in Public


Police are seeking information on further possible offenders.

Investigations are continuing.

Anyone with information on these incidents is asked to notify police on 131444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.