CCTV Leads to Arrest - Darwin CBD
Tuesday 28-Aug-2012 15:25
Police arrested a 44-year-old man last night after CCTV operators noticed the man who appeared to be possessing and using an illicit substance.
Senior Sergeant Michael Hebb said at around 7:00pm, Police immediately responded to the information and attended the identified location in Darwin’s CBD.
“Officers conducted a search and seized a small bag believed to contain an illicit substance,” said Senior Sergeant Hebb.
“A further search by Police located fireworks in a bag which is believed to belong to the alleged offender.
“This should serve as a reminder to people that not only do Police not tolerate drugs in our community, but through utilising CCTV we are able to monitor and respond to unlawful activities.
“It is also widely known that the possession of fireworks is illegal and if caught with them you could face a $282 on-the-spot fine.
“The man has been released on bail and is due to appear in Darwin Magistrates Court on 5 October 2012.”
The alleged offender was charged with:
- Possess dangerous drug
- Administer drug to self
- Possess fireworks outside approved period
- Resist police
- Disorderly behaviour
- Use objectionable words.
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