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Police arrest five, issue fines for public drinking in Hobart waterfront operation

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Tasmania Police dog Bernie. Image / Pulse

A police operation targeting disorderly behaviour on the Hobart waterfront last night resulted in five arrests, ranging from public nuisance to property damage.

With the help of police dog Bernie, officers arrested two 14-year-old boys for failing to comply with police, while a 16-year-old girl was charged with property damage.


Two adults were also arrested, one for refusing to leave a licensed premises and resisting arrest and the other for disorderly conduct.

Tasmania Police Inspector John Toohey said 17 people also were directed to leave the waterfront area, with two of them fined for consuming alcohol in public.

Tasmania Police officers on the Hobart Waterfront at night. Image / Pulse

“Whilst the majority of people were well behaved, it was disappointing that a small cohort of individuals were not,” he said.

“Five people were arrested within 90 minutes during the operation.”

Tasmania Police Inspector John Toohey in the Elizabeth Street Hobart Mall. Image / Pulse

“We want to highlight the shared responsibility that everyone has to ensure the safe and enjoyable social scene that Hobart has to offer.”

“This won’t be the last time you see Police Dog Bernie out on the town as further patrols will be conducted in the future.”


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