The Centralian advocate Fri 18 Dec 2009
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Centralian Advocate, Friday, December 18, 2009 9 P U B : C A D V D A T E : 1 8 -D E C -2 0 0 9 P A G E : 9 C O L O R : C M Y K NEWS 3 0 2 5 0 5 /1 0 Central Land Council Central Land Council wishes to advise that our offices will be closed as follows: ALICE SPRINGS OFFICE 12 Noon Thursday 24h December 2009 & re-open Monday the 4th January 2010 TENNANT CREEK OFFICE Thursday 24th December 2009 & Re-open Monday 11th January 2010 CLC would like to take this opportunity of wishing everyone a safe and happy Christmas and New Year. www.clc.org.au a d c o rp 1 9 1 0 6 Kids Novelty Drink s Energy Drinks Fru it Juices Non-Alcoholic Drin ks Small Goods Part y Goods Glow Products Pi nyatas Catering Platters & Dishes Cleaning & Laundr y Products Toiletries & MUCH MORE Mon-Fri 10am 5.00pm Sat 9am 1pm Elder Street (next to Offi ce National) 8953 1889 BUY BULK & SAVE! Sat 19th at 9am 6 0 2 5 0 5 /1 0 All welcome Alice Quality Foods and more.. GRAND OPENING SUPER SPECIAL 1kg Bacon ONLY 4 99$ SUNDAY SPECIALS Open 8.00am - 3.00pm ALICE PLAZA Muffi n & Tea or Coffee Pide & Can of Drink Baked Spud & Can of Drink Slice of Pizza & Can of Drink Regular Kebab & Can of Drink 10$ 50 6$ 50 10$ 6 3 2 5 0 5 /1 0 10$ LAMB or CHIC KEN EVERY SUNDAY 5$ Beware CBD night hawks LEFT: Ready to serve ... Constables Shane Berry, Joshua Cunningham, John Ticker and Damien Mullen at a briefing before the start of Operation Doushen in Alice Springs. Picture: MARION ERLICH Cameron Boon Police will betalking to the young at night to find out who they are, what theyre doing and where theyre going and specifically asking the question: Why arent you at home? DOZENS of police will be looking for young trouble-makers this weekend to make sure Alice Springs stays safe during the school holidays. Uniformed and plain-clothes officers will be taking part in Operation Doushen, which started last night and will continue through to Sunday morning. Detective Senior Sergeant Lauren Hill said crime rates spiked at the beginning of the school holidays and police were dedicated to combating those statistics. She said: Police will be working with several youth organisations to combat anti-social behaviour in the CDB. The property crime reduction unit will be cooperating with the general duty officers as well as drug and general purpose dog units. Officers will be engaging young people during the night and trying to find out who they are, what theyre doing and where theyre going specifically asking the question why arent you at home?. If police see an eight-year-old roaming the streets in the middle of the night, theyre going to investigate the matter and take the child home or to a safe place. Parents need to ensure their children are safe at night. They need to know where their children are. They need to be both responsible and accountable. Det-Snr Sgt Hill said while Operation Doushen aimed at targeting public spaces, the highly successful City Safe program would also run as a followup to last weeks Operation Unite. She said: City Safe has, in the past, proved extremely successful at deterring drunken and other alcohol-fuelled anti-social behaviour in the CBD. City Safe will be used as a follow-up to last weeks Operation Unite, which targeted licensed premises and anti-social behaviour by patrons in and around those facilities. City Safe will see a highlyvisible police presence patrolling these premises to deter drunken brawls, which often occur in the early hours of the morning when bars close. We also intend using a general purpose dog for the entire operation, as they have proven to be very successful in tracking offenders and deterring behaviour. Police are confident the public will soon get the message that we are taking a zero-tolerance approach to this sort of behaviour, whether by drunks or youths at night, intimidating people and committing other crimes. Operation Doushen will continue throughout the Christmas period.
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