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The Northern Territory news Tue 6 Nov 2012



The Northern Territory news Tue 6 Nov 2012

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www.ntnews.com.au Tuesday, November 6, 2012. NT NEWS. 7 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:6-NGE:7 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K Get more than your Like us on Facebook and win an Envirobank Cap and bag www.facebook.com/Envirobank PH 8931 0397 41 MC KINNON RD, PINELANDS. www.envirobanknt.com.au 10 cents worth at Envirobank! 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Sylvester Dumoo, 28, and Jacob Barma, 32, were jailed for four months in Darwin Magistrates Court for breaking into Tex Gun Supplies, in Berrimah, and stealing three firearms, worth about $3500, on November 1. Three co-accused Nathan Stephen James, 43, Mark James Moreen, 22, and Tobias Worumbu, 29 will contest their charges. Police prosecutor Justene Dwyer told Magistrate Mi chael Carey the men got into a physical altercation with another clan at the One Mile Dam community. She said the five men then drove to the gun supply shop and kicked in the glass door about 11pm. The court heard Dumoo, Mr James and Mr Worumbu stole a shotgun and two other firearms before fleeing. Sergeant Dwyer said an unmarked police car saw the men drive out of the car park and pursued them. (Mr Moreen) was driving in and out of traffic, she said. Another car tried to stop him but he continued to drive dangerously. The court heard two guns were thrown from the car during the police chase. Dumoo, Barma, Mr James and Mr Moreen were arrested that night but Mr Worumbu handed himself in later. Defence lawyer David Woodroffe said Dumoo was in Darwin escaping the violence in Wadeye a community that has been troubled since the death of a gang leader in September. Lenny Dumoo has been charged over the 30-yearolds murder. NT Police expect more violence ahead of the November 23 funeral. A flatback turtle hatchling make its way to the water on Darwins Casuarina Beach Chance to get up close to tiny flatback turtles By NIGEL ADLAM HERES your chance to see a drop-dead gorgeous baby turtle up close and personal. Parks and Wildlife said Territorians could register for the remainder of this years turtle talk and hatchl ing release program at Casuarina Coastal Reserve in Darwin. Marine wildlife officer Ray Chatto said the usually long waiting list had been significantly reduced, providing an opportunity for additional nature-lovers to see the hatchlings make their dash down the beach to the sea. Several hundred people have attended the four releases over the past month. About 200 watched a clutch of nearly 50 baby turtles released on Sunday evening. Darwin is the only capital city in the world where turtles nest. The nests are monitored and the eggs left to hatch naturally on the beach where they were laid. Ranges know exactly when the turtles will hatch. The babies are collected on the morning they emerge and released that evening. All people registered can help release the hatchlings. These baby turtles will be the ones that come back in a couple of decades to nest as adults, so it is extremely important that we continue to ensure as much nesting success as possible to maintain marine turtle populations in Darwin Harbour, Mr Chatto said. When a nest hatches people registered will be called the morning of the release. Call 8999 4555 to register Truck fire after blowout By NICOLE MILLS A burnt tyre of the truck A ROAD train caught on fire after its tyre blew out on a remote Territory road yesterday. One trailer was destroyed by flames but the remaining trailers and the prime mover were saved. Southern Watch Commander Siiri Tennosaar said police were called to the scene, about 20km south of Yuendumu, on the Tanami Rd, about 1.30pm. Investigations suggest that a tyre blowout caused the tyre to ignite and the flames rapidly spread, she said. No one was injured in the blaze. Yuendumu police and the truck driver were able to stop the fire spreading any further using fire extinguishers. Firies were not called to the remote location. A truck driver was knocked unconscious when his road train rolled and one of the trailers caught on fire on the Victoria Hwy on October 14. St John operations manager Craig Garraway said then that the man woke up with fire at his feet. The 42-year-old man was forced to scramble out of the cabin before it was engulfed in flames. QUICKASA FLASH QUICK-THINKING bush fire fighters have helped police identify potential arsonists. The volunteers took down the registration numbers of three cars seen speeding away from a blazing vehicle in Sitella Rd, Howard Springs, on Sunday evening. GOLDENDISCOVERY A MILLION dollar expansion at a Central Australian mine has been put on hold because new deposits have been found. Newmont Mining started the expansion of its shaft at the Granites gold mine in a bid to prolong the life of the operation. POWERPOLE CRASH A MOTORIST escaped with minor injuries after hitting a power pole on the Stuart Highway, Stuart Park, at 2.15am yesterday. He was taken to Royal Darwin Hospital for treatment.

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