Update 3 – Missing person – Alice Springs

Source: Northern Territory Police

Northern Territory Police continue to search for missing man Daniel Plain.

Despite extensive aerial and land searches, Mr Plain has not been located since he went missing on Monday 23 March 2020. Mr Plain suffers from dementia and police believe he may have intended to travel to places from his past. Investigations suggest Mr Plain was last seen in the Larapinta area on Wednesday 25 March.

Sergeant Lee Bauwens said, “Police and the family of Mr Plain hold grave concerns for his welfare. We ask for the public to actively be on the lookout for Mr Plain. It has now been over a week since he has been sighted so no piece of information is insignificant.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 131444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Please quote reference number 9256042.

Charges – Assault with intent to steal – The Narrows

Source: Northern Territory Police

Northern Territory Police have arrested a youth for an alleged assault with intent to steal on Sunday 29 March 2020.

At around 11:40pm, two females youths allegedly approached a 24-year-old male taxi driver in a car park at The Narrows. One of the youth got into the passenger seat while the other went to the driver side window and demanded money from the driver.

The youth inside the car allegedly produced a knife. The victim sustained a small superficial wound that did not require medical treatment. Both youths fled the scene.

At about 9:20am today, detectives from Strike Force Trident arrested a 15-year-old female in relation to this incident. She was conveyed to Palmerston Watch House where she became aggressive and spat at a police officer.

The youth was charged with:

  • assault with intent to steal
  • possess controlled weapon at night
  • assault police.

She was remanded in custody to appear in Darwin Youth Justice Court on 3 April 2020.

 

Sexual Assault – Parap

Source: Northern Territory Police

Northern Territory Police are advising the public of an alleged sexual assault that occurred in the early hours of this morning, Wednesday 1 April 2020.

At around 12:20am, a 38-year-old female was at home in her first floor Parap apartment when an unknown male unlawfully entered the residence via an unlocked balcony door.

The male forced the victim into her bedroom where he assaulted her before fleeing the apartment.

The victim suffered lacerations and fractures to her face, a broken arm and cuts and bruises to her body. She remains in Royal Darwin Hospital for treatment.

Detectives from the Sex Crimes Unit are actively seeking the whereabouts of the suspect and are urging him to hand himself into police.

In light of this attack, police remind the public to be observant in locking doors and windows even when they are at home, and to report suspicious or concerning behaviour to police on 131 444 or anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Self-quarantine – non-compliance – Darwin

Source: Northern Territory Police

NT Police have issued an infringement notice to a 52-year old male in Darwin for failing to abide by the directions of the Chief Health Officer.

The male returned from overseas on the 23rd March and was subject to a 14-days self-quarantine order.

The infringement penalty is $1,099.

NT Police and Environmental Health Officers supported by the Australian Defence Force are ensuring Territorians are complying with self-isolation and self-quarantine arrangements.

Compliance checks will also ensure overseas and interstate arrivals to the Territory are adhering to their 14 day self-quarantine period as explained and committed to upon arrival into the Territory.

The public can be assured that fines will be issued to anyone not respecting the community and doing the right thing.

Charges – Drug offences – Tiwi Islands

Source: Northern Territory Police

Northern Territory Police have charged a 50-year-old man with drug offences.

On Monday 30 March, detectives from the Drug and Organised Crime Division and local police conducted a search warrant at a residence in the Tiwi Islands.

During the search, police located six bottles of spirits, approximately 43 grams of cannabis, $3600 cash, a shotgun shell and unused clip seal bags and foil.

The man was arrested and charged with:

  • possess schedule 2 dangerous drug – less than traffickable quantity
  • supply schedule 2 dangerous drug – less than commercial quantity – Indigenous community
  • possess / control liquor – alcohol protected area
  • possess ammunition without permit
  • fail to meet storage requirements
  • receive / possess property commission of offence.

He was remanded in custody to appear in Darwin Local Court today.

Charges – Pursuit – Darwin

Source: Northern Territory Police

Northern Territory Police have arrested a 33-year-old man following a traffic pursuit over the weekend.

At around 10:50pm on Saturday 28 March, police observed the man driving his vehicle in Palmerston. Police attempted to conduct a traffic apprehension on the vehicle however the driver failed to stop and a pursuit was commenced. Police lost sight of the vehicle and the pursuit was terminated.

The vehicle was sighted shortly afterwards in Durack and a second pursuit commenced. The driver eventually abandoned the vehicle in Durack and fled on foot. With the assistance of a K-9 unit, the man was located hiding in tall grass and was arrested by police.

Police searched the man and located approximately nine grams of methamphetamine, approximately 8 grams of cocaine, a Taser, a butterfly knife and a cut-throat style razor.

The man has been charged with:

  • 2x possess schedule 1 dangerous drug – traffickable quantity
  • 2x possess/use prohibited weapon
  • 1x possess/use controlled weapon
  • 1x supply schedule 1 dangerous drug
  • 1x drive a motor vehicle while unlicensed
  • 1x drive manner dangerous during a pursuit
  • 1x fail to obey direction of police officer

The man also had an outstanding warrant of apprehension for breach order suspended sentence. He is due to appear in Darwin Local Court today.

Call for witnesses – Road rage incident – Darwin

Source: Northern Territory Police

Northern Territory Police are calling for witnesses in relation to an alleged road rage incident which occurred on Saturday 28 March. 

At around 3:20pm, a 60-year-old woman was driving a white Toyota Camry and waiting to turn onto Bagot Road from the Stuart Highway. There was a grey Mitsubishi utility in front of the Toyota.

Police allege a man exited the Mitsubishi then threw a hammer at the Toyota, damaging the windscreen and roof. The man then left in the Mitsubishi and turned right onto Bagot Road.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone who knows the identity of the man is urged to contact police on 131444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Please quote reference number 9258791.

Update 2 – Missing person – Alice Springs

Source: Northern Territory Police

Northern Territory Police continue to search for missing man Mr Daniel Plain.

Police have been conducting land and aerial searches with the assistance of staff from Northern Territory Emergency Service.

Sergeant Lee Bauwens has asked for continued public assistance to locate Mr Plain.

“We ask for community members to check their properties, particularly if they have been left unattended and locked up over the past couple of days.”

“We also ask anyone with CCTV vision around Memorial Drive, Rosenbaum Street, Milner Road, Bloomfield Street, and Wilshire Street to review it and see if Mr Plain was sighted since Monday 23 March. Mr Plain is also known to frequent the Larapinta area.”

“Police and the family of Mr Plain appreciate the help we have had from the community to date. We encourage anyone else with information on the whereabouts of Mr Plain to come forward.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 131444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Please quote reference number 9256042.

Update 1 – Missing person – Alice Springs

Source: Northern Territory Police

Northern Territory Police continue to hold concerns for missing man Mr Daniel Plain. Mr Plain suffers from dementia and has not been seen since Monday 23 March.

Police have since received information on possible sightings of Mr Plain. One report stated that he was seen walking around Lyndavale Drive on the morning of Wednesday 25 March. Another report stated Mr Plain was sighted near Tasty Treats café between 1:00pm and 2:00pm the same day.

Police continue to search for Mr Plain and are currently conducting an aerial search of bushland near Larapinta Drive.

Police would like to thank the public for their assistance and ask for their continued vigilance.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Mr Plain is urged to contact police on 131444. Pease quote reference number 9256042.

Call for witnesses – Attempted break-ins – Alice Springs

Source: Northern Territory Police

Northern Territory Police are calling for witnesses in relation to suspicious activity seen on Cromwell Drive in the early hours of this morning.  

At around 4:30am, police received reports of a group of youths attempting to gain entry into multiple vehicles.

Upon arrival at Cromwell Drive, police conducted foot patrols nearby and located and arrested four youths, aged between 13 and 18.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Please quote reference number 9254152.