Media release

Arrests – Property offences - Katherine


Northern Territory Police have arrested four people in relation to property offences that occurred in Katherine this week. 

Three male youths, aged between 12 and 17, were arrested yesterday following an alleged unlawful entry along Sandalwood Crescent on Thursday afternoon.

A 15 and 17-year-old were charged with property offences and will appear before court at a later date, while a 12-year-old will be dealt with under the provisions of the Youth Justice Act 2005.

In a separate incident on Thursday, a 22-year-old man was arrested by police following an alleged unlawful entry at a residence on Riverbank Drive.

The man has since been charged with the following offences:

  • Enter a building with intent
  • Stealing
  • Trespass on enclosed premises

He is expected to face court at a later date.

A second offender was seen fleeing the location and investigations are continuing into the identity of that individual.

Commander Kylie Anderson said “Breaking into another person’s home is a reprehensible act. The Katherine community and local police are extremely frustrated over this disrespectful behaviour. Police will continue to work hard to hold property offenders to account for their actions.

“Police urge anyone who witnesses crime or anti-social behaviour to contact 131 444 or, in an emergency, Triple 000.”