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Two police officers charged for serious crime: ODPP

January 4, 2018 12:06 am

Two police officers including 22 other people were charged for serious crime or non-sexual violence offences last month.

One police officer was charged with one count of theft for allegedly stealing one carton of beer worth $53 from a shop in the Northern Division.

Another police officer was charged with one count of disobedience of a lawful order whereby he released an accused person despite a committal warrant.

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Meanwhile, a total of 24 people were charged with 26 counts of separate incidents last month.

The offences were aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary, theft, damaging property, assault causing actual bodily harm, disobedience of lawful order unlawful cultivation and criminal intimidation.

Cash amounts ranged from $15 to $10,000 and assorted items ranged from $300 to over $95,000 were stolen during the alleged aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary offences which consisted of home invasions, office and shop break-ins and daylight street robberies.

The assorted items stolen ranged from handbags, mobile phones, laptops, alcohol, food items, electronic goods and household items.

There were two incidents of damaging property whereby cars were damaged and items such as cash and laptops were stolen.

A 34-year-old man was charged with dangerous driving causing grievous harm after he allegedly drove his taxi over a 70-year-old complainant’s foot.

A 44-year-old was charged with criminal intimidation after he allegedly threatened his 38- year-old wife and 13-year-old daughter with a cane knife.

In another incident a 28-year-old man was charged with assault causing actual bodily harm.

He is alleged to have punched and pushed his 26-year-old wife causing her bodily harm.

There was one incident where a 29-year-old was charged with unlawful cultivation.

He is alleged to have cultivated 7kg of cannabis sativa.

The man was apprehended during a Police raid in the Western Division.

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