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www.katherinetimes.com.au KATHERINE TIMES, WEDNESDAY MAY 1 2013 5 >> news Shopping centre in poo over $2 pee fee KATHERINE detectives have arrested three men who are alleged to have broken into a local public welfare organisations building where they stole property valued in excess of $28,000 on April 21. Acting on information provided by the public, detectives recovered 13 laptop computers and a mobile telephone. Other items including a 42" LG Television and four other laptop computers remain outstanding and it is believed they may have been sold by the offenders. Superintendent Megan Rowe said another stolen laptop was also recovered at the scene, but had been burnt by the offenders. All three men aged 39, 35 and 21 have been remanded in custody and appeared in the Katherine Court of Summary Jurisdiction last Friday. Police appeal to any members of the public who might have information about the outstanding stolen property or other information in relation to this crime to contact us on 131444, Supt Rowe said. If you have inadvertently bought any of this property, contact us and we will work with you to resolve the matter, she said. Police praise the public assistance received in this case which was responsible for solving a serious property crime and recovering the majority of the stolen property, Supt Rowe said. Thieves steal $28,000 in goods from welfare A TWO dollar toilet usage fee at the Katherine shopping centre has sparked a community outcry. Patrons and visitors started paying to use the toilets and baby changing facilities at Katherine Central last week. Security guards open the facilities for 15 minutes every half an hour from Monday to Saturday from midday to 8pm, and no facilities will be available on Sundays. Adults are being charged $2 to use the amenities, and $1 each for children. Adults accompanying a child will not only have to fork out $1 for the child but also $2 to get into the toilets themselves. Parents who want to change their babys nappies will also have to pay $2, however, Katherine Central centre manager Mario Boscaini said babies would be free of charge. Mr Boscaini said the decision to pay a fee would remain a permanent fixture as a response to concerns that have been raised by the community in respect to cleanliness and safety. This had been introduced in line with what is happening at Alice Plaza in Alice Springs, Mr Boscini said. However, visitors and patrons in Alice Springs are required to pay a cheaper fee of only 50 cents. Katherine Town Council mayor Fay Miller said she would happily pay $2 to have clean facilities. In truth this has been an ongoing problem for years, Mrs Miller said. Mrs Miller said she is hoping the increased level of security and the usage fee would deter vandalism and ensure cleanliness for users. > Tell us what you think, comment online at katherinetimes.com.au. Stuart Hotel 23 Katherine Tce, Katherine Ph 8972 102 2 Head Offi ce Ph (08) 8361 7211 thirstycamel.com.au *Camel Card Specials valid 1/5/2013 until 12/5/2013. $1 = 100 Points on the Camel Card. Card must be registered to redeem on next purchase. Conditions apply. HAHN SUPER DRY BOTTLES 24 X 330ML $5 OFF YOUR NEXT PURCHASE* $4598 Specials valid 1/5/2013 until 12/5/2013 or while stocks last. #While stocks last. Photos for illustration purposes only. Conditions apply. Licence No: T13/322 TKA0037CAMEL Card $ REDEEM 1000 POINTS ON YOUR CAMEL CARD & GET $10 OFF $$$$ 23,000 CAMEL CARD MEMBERS JOIN THE HERD! Houghton Stripe Range or Jacobs Creek Sparkling 750ml Bundaberg Rum or Red & Cola 375ml Cans Cube 24 $1098 Pure Blonde Premium Mid 355ml Bottles Carton 24 7211 l Bottles C USE YOUR THIRSTY CAMEL CARD FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A PURE BLONDE FIXIE BIKE WORTH $499 each rg $4298 win 1 in-store GET FIXED ON THESE DEALS! $6898each PARKS and wildlife rangers have caught three male saltwater crocodiles in the Katherine River. A 3m saltie was caught at Novas quarry, only a few kilometres from the Low Level bridge and 2.4m crocodile was pulled from a trap near Nitmiluk Gorge on Friday. A 2.76m saltie was trapped about 6km upstream from Donkey Camp and taken to Coolibah Croc Farm on Monday. Ranger Joey Buckerfield (pictured) said the traps had only been in the river for three days, before two of the crocodiles were captured on Friday. Were going to step up with our work in the next few weeks to get as many salties as we can before the water temperatures get too cold, Mr Buckerfield said. Rangers will be placing more traps in the river, and conduct spotlight searches to find out more about the reptiles whereabouts. To report the sighting of a saltwater crocodile in the Katherine region ring 0407 958 405. > To see lots of photos of the work Katherine croc rangers do, visit www.katherinetimes.com.au. Crocs trapped