Crime Stoppers

Charges – Property Crime – Mataranka

Monday 13-May-2019 17:00

Northern Territory Police have charged multiple persons in relation to property offences in Mataranka.

Four licensed premises were unlawfully entered on numerous occasions between 14 December 2018 and 10 May 2018. Police estimate that approximately $20,000 worth of alcohol was stolen during these unlawful entries.

Police investigations led to the identification of several alleged offenders however police believe the persons were actively avoiding police.

Two male offenders, aged 33 and 18, were arrested, charged and bailed to appear in court at later dates.

Three further offenders were arrested following an unlawful entry at a supermarket on May 10. One of the males was located with some of the stolen alcohol in the backpack he was wearing.

A 28-year-old male was charged with:
• 2x Unlawful entry
• 2x Stealing
• 2x Damage Property
• 1x Breach of Bail

A 23-year-old male was charged with:
• 5x Unlawful Entry
• 5x Stealing
• 1x Damage Property

A 20-year-old male was charged with:
• 5x Unlawful Entry
• 5x Stealing
• 1x Damage Property

The three males appeared in Katherine Local Court today.